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“She will be greatly missed and she was a very good cook. Our condolences go out to the family. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Margery Davison - Centerville, IA

“The world will be a much less vibrant and fun without our Jacquetta. She brightened our lives with her energy and positive-focused outlook. We will...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Rita Weighill (daughter of Edna Guinn Brock) - MO

“LOUIS & I [Paul] ARE SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. Had we known ahead of time we would have come to IT. 13099458699 c # ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: paul zima - Geneseo, IL

“Mark & Brent, Randy, so sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Steve & Marlene Sprouse ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Sprouse - Ottumwa, IA

“Brent we are so sorry for you loss and praying for God's peace during this difficult time. No doubt your mom was a very special lady who was a big...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Marvin and Leslie Blake - IA

“My sincere condolences to all the family. Such a wonderful vibrant women. I remember her so well in that long ago time when we were neighbors. She...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Deborah Kinnamon - Harris, MO

“Mike, very sorry for youre. I know what it feels like to not have youre mom. I lost mine at 22. I think about her every day. I hope you have peace in...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Ruth Peel - Newton, KS

“Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your loving memories give you peace. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson

“So sorry Deb and Heather. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Shelly McGrann

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Jackie will truly be missed. I loved watching her and Rudy dance at Jockos,they made a great couple. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: nellie thomas - Centerville, IA

“Too many memories too mention. All good. I always thought of her as aunt Jacquetta, though we were 2nd cousins. Her boys were my childhood playmates...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Phillip Campbell - Rock Island, IL

“Our condolences to you all!!! I got to know her from the McGraw Edison days!! She was always fun to be around! She will be missed!!! ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jerry Power - Moravia, IA

“Your Family is in my thoughts and Prayers, We can never prepare ourselves for this kind of a loss!!! Jackie was a very sweet, and special person...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Kaylene Yoder - Goshen, IN

“I ALWAYS REMEMBER HER GREAT COOKING AND THE BEEF AND NOODLES SHE WOULD BRING THEM FOR MY FUNERAL DINNERS OR WHEN NEEDED.GREAT LADY. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: patsy dudenhoeffer - centerville, IA

“You will be missed so much. She treated me like her own son. One of the best cooks I've ever met. Prayers for you and all your family. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Foreman - Mystic, IA

“You were a wonderful person you will be missed for sure love you aunt Jackie ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Rexanne Lucas Zanoni - Loves Park, IL


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Jacquetta "Jackie" Ilene Zemo, age 85 of Centerville, passed away Monday October 12, 2015 at her home.

Jackie was born on March 12, 1930, in Pulaski, Iowa, the daughter of Isaac and Grace (Walter) Guinn. She graduated from Pulaski High School, in Pulaski, Iowa. Jackie was united in marriage to Rudolph (Rudy) Zemo in Unionville, Missouri. They recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. She worked for McGraw and Edison for many years.

Jackie loved to cook. If you were ever in her home, you never left hungry. She also enjoyed dancing. Her and Rudy would go to Club 34, The Eagles, both Centerville, and Ottumwa, Charlie's, and Rathbun Country Music Theater; just to name a few. She was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centerville.

She is survived by her Husband, Rudy Zemo of Centerville; Children, Lee "Speedy"(Deb) of Moravia, Randy Smothers of Centerville, Mark (Thelma) Smothers of Centerville, , Brent Smothers of Indianola, and Mike Zemo of St. Charles; Nine grandchildren, , Heather Maletta of Moravia, Miranda Tucker of Ottumwa, Anthony Smothers of Glenwood, Cody Smothers of Centerville, Shawn Smothers of Pella, Zach Smothers of Los Angeles, Taylor Smothers of Carlisle, Tanner Smothers of Des Moines and Stacy Smothers Lawson of Centerville; Seven great-grandchildren, Mckinlee Maletta, Ty Tucker, Cambree Smothers, Finley Smothers, Kensley Smothers, Dalton Lawson, and Kenny Lawson; Three siblings, Bob Guinn of Wisconsin, Merlene Oge of Illinois, and Rex Guinn of Colorado.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Grace Guinn, a grandson Kenny;
siblings, Noel, Russell, Jake, Raymond, Ronald,Elton, Vera, Leva, Walter, Merlin, and Don.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with The Very Rev. Patrick Hilgendorf, V.F. officiating. Interment will follow in the Zoar Cemetery in Exline. A visitation will be held on Friday at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville from 12-8 PM, with the family greeting friends from 5-8 PM, Friday evening. A Rosary will be conducted at 7 PM on Friday. Memorials have been designated to the 18-80 Club and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be expressed online at www.langefh.com.