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Doris Maxine Zinn

Doris Maxine (Patterson) Zinn, 85, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Greenwood.

Doris was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Shannondale, to Earl W. and Esther L. (Hinkle) Patterson. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute with an art degree and did a Norman Rockwell Art correspondence course.

Doris was the art teacher with the children’s ministry at Gray Road Baptist Church for several years.

She married George Zinn in August 1949; they were married for 63 years.

Doris enjoyed gardening, reading and collecting rocks and shells. She was an accomplished artist, enjoyed writing and published articles in the Sunday school paper. She trained her dogs for lessons with children during vacation Bible school.

Survivors include seven children, Jennifer (John) McDowell of Greenwood, Sonya (Jeff) Eschelman and Bob (Debbie) Zinn, both of Ohio, Jeff (Christine) Zinn of Georgia, Kathy (George) Ely of Calfornia, Mary (Phil) Sowl of Indianapolis and Jaretta (Jim) Hissom of West Virginia; a brother, Don (Barbara) Patterson of Bloomfield; four grandchildren, Matt McDowell, Sara Charles, Stephanie McDowell and Lesley McDowell; four great-grandchildren, Zander Charles, Xavier Charles, Trinity Galloway and Derek Bibbs; 13 other great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Zinn in July 2012; a brother, Arthur L. Patterson; and a sister-in-law, Doris J. Patterson.

The Rev. Mark Felber will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Victory Baptist Church, 1340 E. Tracy Road, Whiteland. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North, and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Shannondale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway West Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250; or Victory Baptist Kids Camp, in care of Victory Baptist Church, 1340 E. Tracy Road, Whiteland, IN 46184.

Information: 535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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