Cornelia Louise (Boyles) Zinn

August 18, 1924February 15, 2018

Cornelia Louise (Boyles) Zinn, 93, of Wyomissing, passed away peacefully in Mifflin Center Nursing, Shillington on Thursday, February 15, 2018. She was the loving wife of Robert Eugene Zinn.

Born in Philadelphia on August 18, 1924, Cornelia was a daughter of the late Russell and Miriam (Britch) Boyles. She was a graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing and was employed there for 3 years before working at the former Seventh Day Adventist Reading Rehabilitation Hospital for a few years.

Cornelia enjoyed sewing and traveling with her husband. She especially liked cruising. Cornelia was proud of her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Robert; Cornelia is survived by three sons: Russell E. Yeich of Kenhorst, Richard E. Yeich and his wife, Joanne of Norristown and Karl W. Zinn of Wyomissing; four grandchildren: Zachary T. Zinn and his wife, Kera of Wyomissing, Hayley L. Zinn of Breinigsville, Garrett W. Zinn and his wife, Kaylissa of Lancaster and Zoey E. Zinn of West Reading and two great grandchildren: Theodore Edward Zinn and Orion Onyx Vert Zinn.

Cornelia is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Henry Boyles.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10 to 11am in Auman's Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. Committal will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading following the viewing.

Fond memories and condolences for the family can be made at


  • Viewing Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cornelia Louise (Boyles) Zinn

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February 18, 2018

Dear Friends,
We are so sorry to learn of your loss.
Cornelia was a Life Member of the Alumni Association of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing since 1975. She will be missed.
A donation has been made to the Alumni Scholarship Fund to honor her memory.
Our thoughts are with you.
Very truly yours,
Kaaren Boyer Oruiza, Treasurer