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Deanna Monique Zeller


Deanna Monique Zeller, 61, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 6, 1951, in Albuquerque, N.M., to the late Victor and Antoinette Rifflet Kerns.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. William M. Zeller, whom she married Jan. 18, 2004, in Bellefontaine. Also surviving are two sons, Michael (Kim) Durnell and David (Angie) Durnell, both of Bellefontaine, and a daughter, Candace (Paul) Hackenburg of Jackson, Mich., from her previous marriage to Mike Durnell.

Deanna is also survived by three daughters, Sharma (Eric) Seibert of Amelia, Marissa (Aaron) Szabo and Tana Zeller, both of Cincinnati; three brothers, Frank (Melinda) Kerns of Vonore, Tenn., Don (Dao) Kerns of Cincinnati and Charles (Kathleen) Kerns of Bellefontaine; three sisters, Charlene (John) Paquin of Newport, N.C., Arlene (Don) Mitchell of Bellefontaine and Vicky (Keith) Price of Huntsville; and 13 grandchildren, Joshua, Aubree, Baylee, Sydnee, Austin, Ethan, Kensey, Ross, Lyndsie, Cora, Isaac, Joshua and Finley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A homemaker, Deanna graduated from the Ohio School of Cosmetology in Lima. She was the owner of Creative Hair Designs in Bellefontaine, which moved to Huntsville and Lakeview. She also owned and operated Deanna’s Properties: Indian Hallow Campgrounds and Vacation Rentals at Indian Lake.

She attended and served at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bellefontaine, Waynesfield Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine, Harper United Methodist Church and Big Springs United Methodist Church.

Deanna’s husband leads a service celebrating her life at 4 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, Bellefontaine, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. prior.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church of the donors’ choices.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at

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