Kenneth Ray Zody

March 22, 1935July 18, 2014

Zody, Kenneth Ray, age 79, passed away on July 18, 2014 in Plant City, Florida. He was born in Nashville, IN. on March 22, 1935 to Howard S. and Sarah Alice (Robertson) Zody. He married Susie (Crabtree) on Dec. 23, 1956 at the Nashville Christian Church in Indiana. Kenneth was a US Air force veteran for six years before he started his teaching career. Mr. Zody first started teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Nashville, Indiana then moved on to the Nashville High School. After a few years, Kenneth moved to the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township in Indianapolis where he was a Principal and retired in 1990 as an Assistant Superintendent of the School district. Memberships include the American Legion and Indiana University Alumni Association. Mr. Zody had many adventures during his life, and was an avid fisherman, and for over 10 years enjoyed ballroom dancing half-way around the world with his favorite partner and wife of 58 years Susie. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Susie, two daughters, Kimberly K. Zody, Karri Beth Bomberger (Rick), a son, Joseph H. Zody, four grandsons, Blake Giant, Spencer McNelly, Sumner Zody, Hudson Zody, four granddaughters, Meredith King (Michael), Allie McNelly, Whitney Herring (Kenderic), and Zyla Zody, two great grandchildren, Karson and Haeven Herring, four brothers, Richard Zody (Marilyn), Frank Zody (Brenda), Marrie Zody (Avis), John Zody (Rebecca), and a sister-in-law, Karen Zody.

Arrangements under the direction of Wells Memorial and Event Center, Plant City, FL.


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August 6, 2014

Dear Susie,
I am deeply saddened to learn of Kenneth's passing and the loss it has to mean for you. He was a great friend and I enjoyed many adventures with him, including a wilderness camping trip with Boy Scouts in Wisconsin. I have some good pictures I would be happy to share if you will send me your email address. You might remember that I trusted him implicitly and lent him my care to go on dates with you back in the good old days in Brown County.
Best personal regards, George Monroe

Reginald Tisdale

August 3, 2014

Beth,Joe and Zody Family, I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of Mr.Zody. My siblings and myself were Blessed by Mr.Zody's leadership when he was our Principal at Creston Jr.High. We are all better people because of Mr.Ken Zody's inspirational influence!
God Speed,
R.Lindsey Tisdale,II (East Chicago,Indiana)

Jan and Rick Fulmer

August 2, 2014

Susie and family~~We were so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. When we think back to our years in Warren Township, we feel blessed by all the wonderful people (you and Ken included) who have touched our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Merl & Gayle Willen

August 1, 2014

Susie and family: Merl and I were so saddened to hear of Ken's passing. We are sure you and the children have many good and happy memories to hold onto during this time and the years to come. Please extend our sincere sympathy to the children and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Bruce Fowler

August 1, 2014

Susie and family, my sincere condolences to you on the passing of Ken. Although it has been 30 years since i left Warren Township, I have wonderful memories of Ken as an administrator, friend and educator. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.

August 1, 2014

Susie, Kim, Beth, and Joe - Our sincere sympathy to you all on the passing of Ken. He was an inspiration to many teachers, students, and parents.
I was fortunate to have had Joe, (trumpet), Kim (clarinet) and Beth, (flute in the band program at Creston.
Judy and Ray Laffin
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Sally Brancheau Belknap

July 31, 2014

Mrs. Zody, Beth and Joe: Most sincere conddolences on the loss of Mr. Zody. What a wonderful, kind and gentle man he was! I remember him fondly at Creston. My thoughts are with you all and I pray for strength in the days ahead.

Barbara Moser

July 31, 2014

Please accept my sincere condolences on Ken's passing. He was an outstanding man and he will be very much missed. Sincerely, Barbara Moser

Cheryl Harding

July 31, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a long time since we were neighbors on Muessing Road/Crestwood Court but we had some good times out in the "country". My prayers to all of you. Cheryl Weston Harding

Denise (Orr) Goshert

July 31, 2014

Joe, my condolences! Fond memories of Creston always include your father, Principal Zody! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.