Doris Calvin Zicafoose

Born: Fri., Apr. 13, 1923
Died: Fri., Jun. 16, 2017

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 15, 2017
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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Doris Calvin Zicafoose, 94, of Sidney, passed away at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Ohio, Friday, June 16th, after a short illness. She was born April 13th, 1923 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Charles Beal Calvin and Annabelle(Hanifan) Calvin. They are deceased. She married Richard Dale Zicafoose on July 17th 1946 in Shawnee Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1984. She is survived by a son, Robert Dale Zicafoose(Nancy) of Cave Creek Arizona, 2 daughters, Beverly Ann (Zicafoose) Calvin of Pueblo West Colorado and Diana May (Zicafoose) Circelli (Philip) of Sidney Ohio. Doris is also survived by a Sister, Carolyn Calvin Lutz(James) of Cashion, Oklahoma.  She has 9 grandchildren, Christi Zicafoose Green, Darin Zicafoose, Staci Zicafoose Rowland, Jessica Carkhuff Wagner, Brian Carkhuff, Timothy Frey, Jeffrey Frey, Russell Mowry, and Rebecca Mowry, and 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grand child. Her daughter, Sheila Jean (Zicafoose) Frey is deceased as well her sister Charlene Calvin Beal. Life's many turns, bumps, and by-ways, including the breakout of WWII, prevented Doris from completing her college degree which she began a short time before the war. Over 4 decades later, Doris achieved her life long goal of attaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in history at the age of 68. Her youngest daughter, Diana, found it rather fun that, as a Freshman, she attended the same college while her Mother was a Sophomore. Doris worked as a librarian for 36 years at McCook Public Library, McCook Nebraska and for another 6 years at Penrose Community Library, a library that she developed from scratch  in Penrose, Colorado.  She retired in 1996. Doris was a Veteran serving in the U.S. M.C.W.R.(Women's Reserve of the U.S. Marine Corps.) Doris' prior experience as a riveter at Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma served her well, as the Marines immediately assigned her as a true Rosie the Riveter for the rest of her service. Her hobbies enthusiastically included crocheting, gardening, and book collecting. All her life Doris was a devout Christian. She was baptized, at the age of 14, at the Wesley Methodist Church in Shawnee Oklahoma.  In 2013 she joined the First Presbyterian Church in Sidney Ohio where her Daughter, Diana Circelli is Pastor. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15th at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be left for Doris, on the Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home website at:

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Diana M Circelli
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
I miss you, Mom.

   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
Diana:Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. What a wonderful gift to her to preside at her funeral. May your sorrow be lifted by the happy memories you have of your mom. God's peace be with you.

Bethanne and Ralph Spires
   Posted Wed June 21, 2017
So sorry for your loss, Pastor Diana. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and peace be with you.

Liz and Dick Cunningham
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Doris....It was a pleasure to have met you 14 years ago when Hannah and Sarah was born .....I will never forget your helping me with the Zicafoose family tree so that the girls will know their roots ....the girls will know that it was you that inspired me to keep working on the tree....I know that the Lord has special angels with you now, and are welcoming you with open arms as you are lifted up on eagle wings .....Liz and Dick Cunningham

Charlene Lord
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
Dear Diana and family,
I would so love to be present at the memorial service for my dear cousin Doris. Though we met face to face only once, we had many long and interesting telephone conversations since then. She was a wealth of information to me about the Calvin side of my family, the fine people of my ancestry. I will certainly miss her and her wonderful voice across the miles. We talked about the books we liked and places we had been and of course our families. She lived a full and wonderful life and lived until she died. This is what we all wish for ourselves.
Charlene Lord