Zona Maxine Zickfield, 99, of Cape Girardeau peacefully entered her heavenly home Monday, November 18, 2013. She was born November 11, 1914 at Newton Ill. to Rev. Orville Elmer and Maud Trimble Isley. In 1926 she moved to Cape Girardeau after her father accepted a call to minister at Sargents Chapel Lutheran Church in Sedgewickville, Mo. She attended College High School and Southeast Missouri State University on an academic scholarship and participated in glee, drama, and debate.
On September 1, 1935 she married William August Zickfield who preceded her in death on Oct 12, 1981. In 1939 they created a partnership to establish Zickfield’s Jewelry in Downtown Cape Girardeau, Mo. Zickfield’s Jewelry is now Cape’s oldest family owned and operated business. She continued to be active as bookkeeper until well into her nineties.
Maxine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Besides her Lord and family her true loves were her piano, birds, and gardening. In her later years she traveled extensively with her dear friends Millie Strom and Mildred Mueller.
In addition to her parents and beloved husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Hal and Glenn Isley and a sister, Ruby Seabaugh. She is survived by a sister, Carma Dial of Bloomington Ill., her two children, Janet (Mark) Burns of Auburn Ala., Kent (Vicki) Zickfield of Cape Girardeau, seven grandchildren, Susan Beasley, Thomas (Christina) Burns, Alan (Jeannette) Burns, Elizabeth Burns, David (Kimberly) Likens, William (Christa) Zickfield, Wendi Zickfield, fourteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Ford and Sons Funeral Home on Mount Auburn Road.
The funeral will be Friday Nov 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Douglas Breite officiating. Burial will be at Lorimier Cemetery in Cape.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Cape Girardeau, MO.