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In Memory of

Zola Fern Gardner

July 26, 1930 - January 5, 2018

Obituary


Zola was born July 26, 1930 in Kemp, Texas to parents Ross and Florence Greenhaw and entered into rest on January 5, 2018 at the age of 87. Zola graduated from Kemp high school. After retirement from Sears Service Center, Zola moved to Seven Points, Texas. She and Jim Smith had a great life there and many happy years together. Zola enjoyed nothing more than going to the casinos and playing the "sizzling 7" machine. She was an avid reader until she lost her sight, and loved crossword puzzles, especially the 'NY Times'.

Zola was born July 26, 1930 in Kemp, Texas to parents Ross and Florence Greenhaw and entered into rest on January 5, 2018 at the age of 87. Zola graduated from Kemp high school. After retirement from Sears Service Center, Zola moved to Seven Points, Texas. She and Jim Smith had a great life there and many happy years together. Zola enjoyed nothing more than going to the casinos and playing the "sizzling 7" machine. She was an avid reader until she lost her sight, and loved crossword puzzles, especially the 'NY Times'.


She is survived by her daughters Shirley Hill and husband Mike Hardin, Daughter Nancy VanOverschelde and husband Gene. Zola was preceded in death by daughter Debbie Harrison.


Three grandchildren Kanesha Dearing and husband J.D., Chris Donaldson and wife Marci, Matt Reece and wife Jennifer; and 5 great-grandchildren.


Zola's daughters were her life, and anyone who knew her was aware that her grandchildren hung the moon.


Born into a family of 10 children, Zola was the last to survive. She often said, losing your brothers and sisters was the hardest part of getting old.


Nancy Graff was Mom's life line in the last years of her life...always there to take her out of eat and shop. A suggestion of going, had Zola on the porch, ready, with her purse on her shoulder.


She will be missed my family and friends.,