Zola Lance

Zola Zatha Lance

August 13, 1929 - October 31, 2018 


Zola Zatha Lance, 89, of Burbank, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at Burbank Parke Care Center after a brief illness.

Zola was born near Burbank on Aug. 13, 1929 to the late David R. and Thelma (Collins) Zimmerman and was a 1947 graduate of Burbank High School.  On Dec. 28, 1949 she married Richard A. Lance and he preceded her in death on March 24, 2007.  Zola was a lifetime member of the Faith United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School and Bible School Teacher.  She crocheted, sewed and knitted many hats, scarfs and blanket which she donated to the Giving Tree and to People to People Ministries.  Zola was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening, canning and quilting and was a faithful servant to the Lord always helping others and caring for her family. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Joanna Lance of Glenmont and John and Sherry Lance of Burbank; her daughter, Linda Lance of Wooster; 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren ; a brother, Carlton Zimmerman of Wooster; sisters, Mary Jane (Rock) Stanage of Three Oaks, MI and Viola (Chuck) Martin of Dresden and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a great-great-grandson, a brother Newt Zimmerman and sisters, Hazel Bechtol, Beatrice Schmucker and infant Corinthia Zimmerman.

Services will be Monday, Nov. 5that 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Rev. Joanna Lance officiating.  Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com   Memorial contributions may be made to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left.  


Name: Chesnie Delong

My deepest condolences about the passing of grandma Lance. She has been so kind and wonderful to brianna and I. She sent cards, little trinkets on birthdays to my mom and I. We also had great conversations about chickens, and when she was a child. God bless, you are in our thoughts. May God bring you peace.  


Name: Tom and Jeanette (Whitmore) Loy

We were sorry to read the sad news about Zola.  Unfortunately, another good old Burbanker is now gone.  It was not too long ago that we saw her with her daughter at Wendy's in Wooster, and had a nice visit with her.  Our sympathies to Zola's family.  May good memories comfort you at this sad time.


Name: Irene Swindaman

To the Lance family, I’m sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and I loved her dearly. You have my love and sympathy— Irene 



Name: Lloyd & Cindy Eshler

To the Lance family,  we are so sorry for the loss of your love one. our deepest sympathy.   The Eshler's



Name: Dale Gallion

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the Lance/Zimmerman families. Zola was a dear woman, and will always hold a special place in my heart from the childhood I spent in Sunday school where our families and our faith community were so very blessed to have her. The kindness she shared with the world through her acts of love and charity was immeasurable, and she will be missed by so many. 







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