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REVISED: Jean Marie Henley Zeto


Last updated 4/18/2012 at Noon

"Away from the body, at Home with our Lord". Jean Marie Henley Zeto entered the Heavenly Realm Sunday April 15th.

She was at home with her daughter and son in law, Vicki and John Crew in Dallas. She slipped away peacefully in the arms of her daughter, surrounded by treasured portraits of loved ones. Father Zimmerman of Christ the King Catholic Church performed Last Rites.

Mrs. Zeto was born February 21, 1924, in Heber Springs, AR. Her childhood was spent mostly in Nebraska City, NE. She moved to Orange in her twenties to work for DuPont. She then met the love of her life, Victor John Zeto, and they married in Orange at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They were blessed with two children, Charles Edward and Vicki Jean.

Jean was a devoted Catholic, long time member of St. Mary Catholic Church, dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loyal friend to many.

Jean was a member of Leaf and Petal Garden Club. The Zeto's back yard was declared a Bird Sanctuary by the State. The numerous, yellow, Cassia trees around Orange were a gift to the community from Jean. She was a friend of AAUW, Sewing Club, and Woman’s Club of Orange.

She always baked wonderful treats to be auctioned at St Mary Alter Club to raise money for the Church. She volunteered as a Grey Ladie at Orange Memorial Hospital and at the Gift Shop. She served as a board member of Girls Haven of Orange. North Orange and Anderson schools were fortunate to have her volunteer with the children. She and VJ were long time members of Bridge and Supper Clubs. Jean was a true homemaker, an artist and fabulous cook. She taught needlepoint and enjoyed china painting. Jean and VJ loved to travel and were fortunate enough to see so much of the World together.

Immediate survivors include her daughter, Vicki Crew; son, Charles Zeto; brothers, Keith Henley, Duane Henley; sister, Judy Peiserich; grandchildren, Shannon Feeney, Jason Zeto; and great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Jean Feeney, Sharlett and Jayden Knight.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Sylvia Henley; husband, Victor John Zeto; sister, June Henley; brother, Gerald Henley; infant brother; and grandson, Eric Zeto.

A Graveside Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Orange, with Father Joseph P. Daleo Officiating.

Memorials may be made to Orange Christian Services.


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