Zelma Saxton, 90, a lifelong resident of Marshall County, passed away in her Plymouth home on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Born at home Aug. 24, 1928, she was the daughter of John C. and Ethel F. (Gordon) Haag and one of seven children. She attended Tyner Schools and then attended cosmetology school.
She raised her five children while she owned and operated Zelma’s Beauty Shop in Tyner. She also was a cook at Miller’s Merry Manor in Walkerton and the Marshall County Jail.
She was a member of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows #821 and the Rebekah Lodge #865 in Tyner at one time, serving as the Noble Grand. She enjoyed her time as a hairdresser and business owner for over 60 years.
She was a proud member of the Blissville Church of the Brethren and active there since a young age of three.
She is survived by her children: Patricia (Joe) Setnor, South Bend; Bruce (Joy) Saxton, Houston, Tex.; Kathy Saxton, LaPaz; and Scott Saxton, Tyner; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings: Verl (Mayme) Haag, Walkerton; and Joel (Barbara) Haag, Ocala, Ga.; along with many other relatives and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents: John and Ethel; a son: Marc Saxton; siblings Verda Karn, Gordon Haag, Claude Haag and Blanche Breece-Wolfe.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Blissville Church of the Brethren, 6250 Spruce Trail, Plymouth. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the church with Pastor William Hayes officiating.
Burial will be in the Tyner Cemetery immediately following services.