The Life of Dixie I Zajac

Chapel services and interment for Dixie Irene Zajac, 94, of Wickliffe, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, 11521 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Mrs. Zajac passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at The Fairways in Wickliffe. Born June 29, 1919, in Loudenville, W.Va., she was a longtime Willowick resident before moving to The Fairways in 2001.Dixie was an active member of First Baptist Church of Willowick, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, worked with the AWANA youth group, Vacation Bible School and many other activities.Survivors are her husband of 55 years, Paul Pete Zajac, whom she married July 30, 1958, in Cleveland; sons, Gerald William Ernest of Mentor, Donald Louis (Phyllis) Ernest of Somerset, Ky., and Victor Dale (Susan) Ernest of Lawrenceville, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Gloria Ernest of Cumming, Ga.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves her stepchildren, and many nieces and nephews and their families. Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, James Dallas and Edith Hazel (King) Allenby; sisters, Edna Virginia Williams, Ethel Louise Lynch and Irene Hartley Epstein; and brother, William Leroy Allenby. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the funeral home. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at The Fairways Assisted Living Center in Wickliffe and the staff of Hospice of the Western Reserve

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