Emma J. Zirckel

March 19, 2014

Emma Jane Zirckel, age 74, formerly of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born August 4, 1939 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Harry and Frances (Dow) Thompson.

Emma is survived by her three children, William (Linda) Carter of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Deborah Crothers of North Lewisburg, Ohio, and Robert Stiffler of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harry Thompson of Ironton, Ohio.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents is her husband, Charles Zirckel; sisters, Patty Lemon, Jean Duffy, Dorothy Robinson, Helen Malone, and Della Scurlock; and a brother, Johnny Thompson.

She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be loved and missed.

A graveside service will be held at Fairmount Cemetery on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1pm under the direction of Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson, Ohio. Friends may call on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 5-7pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to