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Teresa E. Zima

August 16, 2017

St. Marys-Teresa Elizabeth Zima, 96, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at a Topeka Hospital.

She was born October 9, 1920 at Emmett, the daughter of Albert and Anna M. Schoemann Rezac. Teresa was raised in the Emmett community and graduated from Emmett High School.

Teresa and her husband James operated the Zima Sale Barn in Emmett many years. She also worked at the Emmett Post Office many years. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Emmett before moving to St. Marys in 1993 when she became a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

On June 2, 1943 Teresa was united in marriage to James Zima. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Clarence Rezac; two sisters, Lucille Brunin and Bernadine McEnroe.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Kathleen McNeive and Eileen Knipp both of St. Marys; many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Mrs. Zima will lie in state after 4:00 P.M. on Friday, August 18th at Piper Funeral Home where there will be a rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave an online condolence please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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12 thoughts on “Teresa E. Zima

  1. Teresa was such a beautiful and nice lady. She was such a good neighbor and friend.My sympathy to the rest of her family.

  2. Teresa was always the epitome of a lady. I remember visiting with her as a little girl in Emmett and through the years at the post office. She was truly one of a kind. You all have my sincere sympathy.

  3. Teresa was one of the first people we met when we moved to Kansas. She was always such a joyful person; beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. I always came away from our visits with a smile on my face, as her positive attitude was contagious! Rest in Peace, Teresa; you lived your life well…

  4. My deepest sympathy to all the family of Teresa, especially Kathleen and Eileen. She was a sweet lady and good friend.

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