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Phyllis (JoAnn) Zitko

Phyllis (JoAnn) Zitko, age 83, of Cadiz, fell asleep in the Lord Dec. 15, 2013, at Harrison Community Hospital.

Born Oct. 29, 1930, in Harrison County, JoAnn was a daughter of the late Philip and Virginia Moreland Porter. 

She was a 1948 graduate of Scio High School. An active member of The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, she lived her life humbly serving God, her family and others.  Her passions included dancing, especially square dancing, music, baking, cooking and taking care of her family.  She followed the Lord's calling and was a gentle leader and model guiding her family in ways to love and serve others.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ted of Cadiz; daughter, Diana (Ted) Lairson of Perrysville; sons, Bill (Jan) of Hopedale and Phil (Pat) of Shelby; eight grandchildren; and various nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David; and a granddaughter.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz.  Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Hooker officiating.  Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Harrisville, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, 154 W. Market St., Cadiz, OH 43907 or Harrison Community Hospital, 951 E. Market St., Cadiz, OH 43907.

Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.