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Zella Ruth Overstreet Begole
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1911
Grundy County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 2008
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

Zella R. Begole, 97, of Moline, Illinois, formerly of LaPlata, Missouri, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus, Silvis, Illinois.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Travis Funeral Chapel, LaPlata, Missouri. Burial is in Gibbs Union Cemetery, Gibbs, Missouri. Visitation is one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, LaPlata. Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, is assisting the family.

The former Zella Ruth Overstreet was born January 9, 1911, in Grundy Center, Iowa, the daughter of William Arthur and Susie Anna (Dover) Overstreet. She married Bert Begole in 1928, in Kirksville, Missouri. He died in 1972. She was a registered nurse at Laughlin Hospital, Kirksville, for 18 years.

Zella was the first woman juror in Adair County, Missouri, in 1939. She attended First Christian Church, Moline.

Zella is survived by her sister, Eudema Huffman of Moline; and several nieces and nephews, including Larry and Judith Huffman of Hallsville, Missouri, Sharon and Geoff Hicks of Colona, Illinois, and Susan and Rick Riggs of Moline, and their families.

She and her husband raised 53 foster children, including a special foster son, Frank Love Jr. of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two children, Darlene and Roger Begole; a sister, Claudia Ratliff; a brother, William Arthur Overstreet, Jr.; a brother-in-law,
Eugene Huffman; and a nephew, Dwight Huffman.
Family links: 
  William Arthur Overstreet (1888 - 1968)
  Susan Anna Dover Overstreet (1891 - 1977)
  Bert Begole (1901 - 1972)*
  Darlene Reva Begole (1929 - 1932)*
  Roger Keldon Begole (1935 - 1935)*
  Zella Ruth Overstreet Begole (1911 - 2008)
  Myrtie Eudema Overstreet Huffman (1921 - 2008)*
  William Arthur Overstreet (1933 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Gibbs Union Cemetery
Adair County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Denice Huerta
Originally Created by: Trimble Funeral Homes
Record added: Sep 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58898795
Zella Ruth <i>Overstreet</i> Begole
Added by: Larry Olson
Zella Ruth <i>Overstreet</i> Begole
Added by: Larry Olson
Zella Ruth <i>Overstreet</i> Begole
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2nd cousin 2x removed
- Denice Huerta
 Added: Aug. 4, 2014

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