Zelma Gale

Thursday, February 4, 2010

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Zelma Mary Snider Gale, 96, of Advance died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at Advance Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 22, 1913, in Seventy-Six, Mo., to Lewis E. and Ida Penny Smith. She was married to Milford Snider, who preceded her in death in 1967. She later married Arthur Gale in 1981 at Ava, Ill., who also preceded her in death.

Most of Zelma's life was spent in Red Star before she retired from International Shoe Co. in 1940. She moved to Ava in 1981, and then back to Advance in 2003. She was a member of Sandridge Baptist Church, and former member of Red Star Baptist Church.

Survivors include a nephew, Don Smith of Advance; along with several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and six sisters.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.

Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.