The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


November 4, 2013

Elinor E. Zybeck

MEDINA — Elinor E. Zybeck, 89, of W. Shelby, NY, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the Medina Memorial Hospital.

Born on January 5, 1924, in Alabama Center, NY, she was the daughter of the late Erving and Martha (Zabel) Kraatz.

She was a graduate of Oakfield High School and on May 19, 1945, she married the late Edmund F. Zybeck after he returned injured from the war, and together they settled in West Shelby. She worked as a Shift Supervisor with the former Fisher-Price. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Medina and enjoyed entertaining, cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Bruce) Krenning of Albion; six grandchildren, Amanda, Sarah, Adam, Andrew, Matthew and Meribeth; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Eldine Gray of Shelby and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two daughters, Camille Champlin, Karen (Brian) Janas and a sister, Erma Steimer.

Relatives and friends may call on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, from 4-7 PM at the Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday  11:00 AM, with the Rev. Stephen P. Devine officiating. Burial will be in the Alabama Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Elinor's name to Medina Memorial Healthcare Foundation, 200 Ohio St., Medina, NY 14103.

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