Elaine E. Zirkle, age 70, life long resident of 26393 Millers Station Road, Cambridge Springs, PA died at her home on Saturday, November 21, 2009 after a three month battle with lung cancer. Born in Woodcock, Crawford County, PA, Elaine was a daughter of the late Roland Mott, Sr. and Jane Patricia Styborski Mott. She married Robert Brenice Zirkle on March 31, 1956 and he preceded her in death on August 16, 1977.
Zirkle, Elaine E.Always a homemaker, Elaine devoted herself to the well being of her family and was always interested in what her children were doing. She enjoyed flower gardening. Elaine attended the First Church of God in Cambridge Springs.
Elaine is survived by six children – Delores Davis and her husband, Ron of Cambridge Springs; Dave Zirkle of Tennessee; Donna Ann Davis and her husband, Jim of Meadville; Danny Robert Zirkle of Cambridge Springs; Dale Russel Zirkle of Cambridge Springs; and Darryl Zirkle and his wife, Becky of Cambridge Springs. Included in her survivors are three brothers – Chester Mott and his wife, Lois of Linesville; Jim Mott and his wife, Karen of Cambridge Springs; and Don Mott and his wife, Tusia of Cambridge Springs. Also surviving are eight grandchildren – Sabrina Gajdowski and her husband, Adam; Heather Blaede and her husband, Jason; Joshua Davis; Robert Zirkle; Jason Davis; David Zirkle; Tiffany Zirkle; and Adam Zirkle; and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Elaine was preceded in death by a brother – Roland Mott, a sister – Carol Liss, two grandchildren – Tanya Davis and an infant grandson.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend funeral services there on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00. Reverend James Callender, pastor of Cambridge Springs First Church of God, will officiate. Interment will be in Millers Station Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to either Crawford County Special Olympics, P.O. Box 273, Meadville, PA 16335 or to the American Cancer Society, Crawford Unit, 464 Pine St., Meadville, PA 16335-2975.