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Official Obituary of

Monica L. Zelei

June 28, 1959 ~ May 6, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Monica Zelei Obituary

Monica L. Zelei, age 63, passed away on May 6, 2023.

Born on June 28, 1959 in Barberton, OH, Monica grew up in Doylestown and was a graduate of Chippewa High School.  She had resided in Scottsdale, AZ for many years before returning 8 years ago to Doylestown.  She had worked for years at Ida Sue School in Wooster, and then as a facilitator for various group homes in Arizona.  Having a strong faith in her Lord, she lived a life of service and was always helping others.  Monica had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren, whom she loved spending time with.

Preceded in death by her father, Donald M. Zellefrow; grandson, Daegen Turner, she is survived by her husband, Martin Zelei; children, Erin (Jason) Turner of Bluffton, SC, Cory Lemmon (fiancé, Erika Bowen) of Medina; step daughter, Marissa (Thomas) Bloomer of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Jonathan and Maelynn Turner, Waylon Lemmon; mother, Charlotte (Billy) Kennedy of Barberton; sister, Susan (Greg) Wahrle of Marana, AZ; other family and friends.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life gathering for Monica Zelei on Saturday, June 24 from 2-4 p.m.  Gathering will be at the American Legion Hall in Doylestown, located at 49 Black Dr., Doylestown, Ohio 44230. Funny stories, memories and Eulogy will be at 3:00. As mom would say, “We do things casual around here,” so dress in her favorite color green or wear your favorite Ohio sports team shirt to honor her. We look forward to meeting with her friends and family, telling a few of our favorite “Monica-isms” and remembering the amazing daughter, sister, mother and grandmother she was. If you have questions, please reach out to Susan Wahrle or Erin Turner. Thank you all so much for your love and support.

 Memorials may be made to LifeBanc of Ohio as she was a true advocate of organ donation.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at www.zakmonbarrenfh.com

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-658-2211)





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Celebration of Life
June 24, 2023

2:00 PM
Doylestown American Legion
49 Black Dr.
Doylestown, OH 44230


4775 Richmond Rd., Cleveland OH 44128


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