Zola Zuella Taylor, 91, a resident of Plymouth for the past fifty years, moving from South Bend, died at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2000, in Miller’s Merry Manor, 600 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth. Zola formerly lived on Ewing St., Plymouth. She had been in failing health for several years.
Born in Plymouth on October 20, 1908, Zola was the daughter of David and Ida Schafer Zehner. She graduated from Mishawaka High School, the Epworth School of Nursing and Columbia University Teacher’s College in New York City, N.Y.
On December 23, 1939, in South Bend, Indiana, Zola and George E. Taylor were married. George died on January 22, 1977.
Zola began her nursing career at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and later, Healthwin Hospital, South Bend. She held various positions in teaching and administration in the health field. She was a pioneer in the caregiver profession.
A past member of district, state and national nursing organizations, she was a member of the National League of Nursing Education.
Zola is survived by her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother.
Friends may call at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., on Tuesday, January 11, 2000, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Father John Schramm, pastor of St. Thomas Episcopal Church where Zola was a member, will officiate at her funeral mass at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2000, in the church, 412 N. Center St., Plymouth.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Mausoleum, Plymouth.