Kristine Carole Ziegler

December 21, 1976May 31, 2019

Kristine Carole Ziegler passed away on 05/31/19 at the age of 42. She is survived by her four beautiful children, Spencer, Aaron, Jacob, and Jack, and her husband Shawn. She also leaves behind her parents Richard and Karen Rammel, as well as her sister Emily Boswell (Matt), and numerous nieces, nephews, and other beloved family members. All who knew Kristy have felt her sarcasm firsthand and witnessed her creativity through her blogs and countless DIY projects. Nothing brought her more joy than transforming a bleak living room into a winter wonderland for her four children, even if she worked through the night to make the magic happen. However, if Kristy had a deep passion for anything else, it was opening her doors to animals in need. Throughout her life, Kristy sheltered and nursed dozens of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, chickens, butterflies, and possibly one squirrel. Kristy wore many hats in her lifetime. When her boys were injured, she was a nurse. When they found an injured animal, she was a veterinarian. When friends struggled, she was a pair of open arms. When they cried she was an ear to listen. She was a daughter. A wife. A friend. A writer. And the queen of sarcasm. But before all else, she was a mom.

In honor of Kristy’s love for animals, donations can be made to your local animal shelter in lieu of flowers. Kristy’s blog, Kids on the Homestead, can be read on the Hobby Farms website under the pen name “Kristy Rammel”.


  • Shawn Ziegler, Husband
  • Spencer, Aaron, Jacob, and Jack, Children
  • Richard and Karen Rammel, Parents
  • Emily and Matt Boswell, Sister and Brother-in-law


  • Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, June 7, 2019


Kristine Carole Ziegler

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Tom Betty

June 11, 2019

Kristine Carole Betty (Kristy) was born on December 21, 1976 in Mobile, Alabama to Thomas Fielder Betty Jr and Karen Somers Betty. She was the first born grand daughter to Thomas and Mary Betty and adored by everyone she came in contact with. As a baby, she had a smile that could change the atmosphere and a laugh that came from deep inside her soul. As a toddler, she seemed fearless and daring and always seemed to have somewhere to go. At the age of 6 1/2, her sister Emily was born and she became a "big" sister. She absolutely loved rocking her sister and attending to her every need. As a preteen, she wanted to experience flying and I was so excited when I could arrange her first flight in a small plane in Gulf Shores. When she landed, all she could say was " daddy, he (the pilot) went to school with Tom Cruise". I said, "that"s great honey, but how was the flight? All she could get out was "daddy, he went to school with Tom Cruise" That's my daughter! Kristy will be missed by everyone she shared a moment with but I know in my heart that I will see her again. Hopefully she will have forgotten about Tom Cruise!

Jennifer Traweek

June 7, 2019

Kristy was the most amazing person, I remember when she walked into Olive garden so determined to get the job, I loved her and hired her on the spot, she was diligent and caring. the kids loved her and the Rudolph nose. When I was pregnant with my daughter,Kristy not only threw me a shower, she made sure to include my son. She helped me get through long night shifts providing counter pressure when I was having Braxton hicks contractions and shewing people away when they didn't need to bother me.After I left olive Garden Kristy and I stayed in touch, I cherished her and love the friendship we had made over the years I worked with her she helped decorate for my sons 4th birthday, and just read my mind when it came to things around my house. We kept saying we needed a wine night and I am very sad that I never made the time to do so. I will miss my friend and her positive attitude, her craft ideas and her smile. I hope she know just how much I love and appreciate her.