Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

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Zane Edward Kindley

February 6, 1963November 26, 2019
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Zane Edward Kindley, age 56 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully on November 26, 2019 at State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville, surrounded by his loving family. Zane was born on February 6, 1963 to the late Hazel and Earl Kindley. Zane valiantly battled Multiple Myeloma and renal failure for the past two and a half years.

Zane was a 1981 Tri-Village High School graduate. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University in 1985, and his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1988.

Zane was an attorney and had a deep respect and passion for the law. He spent his entire career helping as well as serving others. He was a leader among men and had the respect and admiration of all who knew him.

Zane worked in Butler County as the Assistant Director of the Butler County CSEA. He served on numerous boards and held multiple leadership roles on the local as well as state level. Prior to that, Zane served as Chief Legal Counsel for the Darke County Department of Human Services.

Zane was a devoted husband, father, and friend. His wife, children and grandchildren were his greatest sources of joy and pride. He was an incredible role model and taught us all how to live a full life of loving and serving others. He was one of “the helpers.” In his last two years, Zane was also given the task of teaching us how to die with dignity, honor, and God’s grace as his guide.

In addition to his parents, Zane was preceded in death by and infant grandchild.

Zane is survived by his beloved wife, Dawn, whom he married on August 3, 1991. They shared 28 years as best friends and partners in every facet of their lives. He is also survived by his precious children, Rachel Shoffstall and her husband, Matthew; Abigail Kindley, and Matthew Kindley, and his grandchildren Kaden, Reegan, and Mason Shoffstall, all of Greenville.

Additional survivors include his sister, Susan (Jeff) Keller of San Diego, CA and brother, Galen (Donna) Kindley of Bend, OR, his father and mother –in-law Ben and Nihla York, brothers and sisters-in-law, Bryan and Yolonda Geis, and Ben and Joelle York, brother-in-law Keith Klinger, and his nephews and nieces, Jordan Geis, Kesla and Holden Klinger, and Alyssa, Olivia, and Hanna York. Zane is also survived by his dearest lifelong friends Joseph Laux, Albert Macre (Zane’s Godfather), Robert Weeks, Jim Combs, and Coleen Beasecker, a special cousin, Kay Reed, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his devoted dog, Lola.

Zane was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. He was also a member of the Ohio Bar Association.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Minister Coleen Beasecker as celebrant. Burial will follow at Greenville Union Cemetery in Greenville, OH. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 29, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Cancer Association of Darke County, The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Arthur G James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, or State of the Heart Hospice. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com.


  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 30, 2019


Zane Edward Kindley

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Pat Dubbs

December 5, 2019

Zane was a high school classmate - My thoughts and prayers have included Zane since hearing his fight was coming to an end; deepest sympathies to the entire family. Love continues on and Zane's obituary reveals a life well-lived.

Traci Berry

December 3, 2019

I began my career as a CSEA attorney in 1997 at Stark County JFS. Zane was one of the first attorneys I met at a statewide conference. For 20 years he was a mentor, expert and friend to me. I will remember his humor and kindness far more than any technical advice. When we get together as colleagues and speak of favorite memories, we always speak of Zane. I hope his friends snd family can take comfort knowing how highly thought of Zane was to all of us in the child support community.

Traci A. Berry, Director
Tuscarawas County CSEA

Shirley Dubbs

December 3, 2019

I was a teacher at Tri-Village when Zane was attending. I taught the seniors' government
class. I certainly remember Zane. He was bright, thought outside the box, and had a
gentle sense of humor.

I became aware of his illness through my friend and former student, Bill Moore, who
share the same health issue. And so for the past year I included Zane in my prayers.

I know you have wonderful memories because I can read that he led a good and
giving life. May your faith keep you strong and may you find peace in the promise
of our Lord.

Shirley Dubbs

Diane Fansler

December 1, 2019

Dawn, so sorry to hear of Zane's passing. I will always remember waiting on him at the bank. And I will never forget our meetings at The James. Our loved ones went through a lot, they are now pain free and in the heavens. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep you. Diane

Lorinda Phillips

November 30, 2019

Abby, I am so sorry.

Linda Guthrie

November 27, 2019

My dear sweet cousin Zane was a true Superman. He fought the evil beast of cancer and renal failure for 2 and a half years. But never lost his quick wit and he had so much compassion for all that knew and loved him.
I remember he helped my Grandma on her death bed with her will and so much more. He also counseled me when I lived in New York and needed a legal advice.
He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Fly free with your angels my dear cousin. You are now reunited with your mom and dad. What a joyous reunion that must be.

Sheila Patton

November 27, 2019

I always enjoyed listening to Zane as to how he adopted the Zane Kindley Mouse. I could tell be its much funnier coming from him. Zane always had a quirky sense of humor, I think that is one thing that ill always remember most about him. Fly High My Cousin till we meet again.

Brenda Baker

November 27, 2019

Thoughts and prayer are sent to the family . He was my attorney way back in the day .