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Ruby Pauline Zeller, 95
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McMinnville native and Dayton, Md. resident Ruby Pauline Zeller, 95, was born January 18, 1927 and died May 15.


An LPN who loved the nursing profession, her friends, her family and God. She greeted everyone with, “Bless your heart and the rest of your body.” We will miss those blessings. The family and friends grieve her passing. She lived life to the fullest and she was a loving and giving person to the end.


Along with parents Anthony Payton Tittsworth and Minnie Lela Roller Johnson, Mrs. Zeller was preceded in death by siblings Houston Brown Cantrell, Onie Mai Cantrell, Mary Agnes Greenwood, Vergie Lee Mantooth, Julis Webb Johnson, Fred Tittsworth, Emily Tittsworth, Emily Jones, James Monroe Tittsworth, Martha Corville, and Anthony Payton Tittsworth, Jr., and her husband Howard Lafayette Zeller.


She is survived by sister Joyce Vaughn of McMinnville, children Ocean Meir of Madison, Wis., Sally Witherspoon of Brentwood, David Rackley of Baltimore, Md., grandchildren Dawn McKenna of Mattoon, Ill., Victor Brown of Baltimore, Md., Rick Gillentine of Cookeville, and Mike Gillentine of Smyrna, great-grandchildren Victor Brown Jr. of Bristol, Tenn, Tylor Brown of Baltimore, Md., Brittny Brown of Baltimore, Md., Nicholas McCormick of Edmonds, Wash., Amy Meir of Charleston, Ill,, Zach Gillentine of Tullahoma, Sally Grace Gillentine of Cookeville, Lauren Gillentine of Cookeville, Breanna Thomas of Clarksville and Britney Knowles of Camp LeJune, N.C., great-great grandchildren Damien Ashley, Kaia McCormick, Isabella Sophia Brown, Victor Brown III, Garion Morris, Meagan Hocut and Denver Gillentine, nieces and nephew Diane Tittsworth Colter, Connie Tittsworth Fuller, Barbara Tittsworth Moody, Joan Cantrell Noga, Kathy Vaughn, Leta Vaughn Glenn and Steve Cantrell.


Mrs. Zeller donated her body to further medical knowledge. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Christian School, 215 Bluff Springs Rd., McMinnville, TN, 37110.


Southern Standard (McMinnville, Tenn.) May 22, 2022