Zella M Durrstein

September 4, 1917October 7, 2020

Zella Mae (Jackson) Durrstein, 103 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 5:05 PM at Versailles Rehab and Healthcare, Versailles, Ohio. She was born September 4, 1917 in Chester Twp. Ohio the daughter of the late Samuel C. & Clara J. (McAfee) Jackson. She was a homemaker and worked part time at the Treasurer’s Office in Wayne County, Indiana. She was a member of Creston Methodist Church; Rainbow Garden Club; and loved to garden and crochet. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Rudolf E. Durrstein; her brothers: Jack Jackson, & Russell Jackson; her sister: Catherine Massie. She is survived by her daughter & son in law: Clara & Ralph Keister of Versailles; her grandchildren & spouse: Rudy & Rhonda Keister, Christine Douglas; great grandchildren & spouse: Grace Ann & Kyle Coley, Ian Douglas; her nephew: Garland Jackson. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday October 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Canaan Cemetery, Creston, Ohio. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby County Animal Rescue Fund (Scarf).


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Teresa Rhea Blackwell

October 12, 2020

Oh dear family, I have so many fond memories of Aunt Zella and Uncle Rudy. Going to their house on Brittan Rd to coming to my Granny Jackson's house and all family functions. It was odd hearing of your passing because just days prior I was telling my granddaughter about a pillow she made me for a wedding gift over 35 years ago. She had hand crocheted pure white. The marriage didn't last but my love for this gift will never die. And I was wondering how you were doing. The Aunt Susie, Garland's ex-wife contacted me to tell me she was gone. Clara, Ralph and family, so sorry for your loss. She lived a long life and I remember her as a very happy woman.
God Bless, Teresa Rhea Blackwell

Kevin and Leasa Coley

October 11, 2020

Our sympathy to her family, our prayers are with you during this time. May God give you comfort.

Tom and Polly Watkins

October 9, 2020

Our sympathy to Clara and all the family.

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