She was born Feb. 28, 1939 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Charles and Pearlie (Jenkins) Russell. Zella was a homemaker, taking care of her family. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Robin Smith of Tiffin; four sons, Steve King of Willard, Robert (Ann) King of Milford Center, Chris King of Willard, and Rich (Stella) King of Orlando, Florida; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Claude Russell of Ashland, Ky., Paul Russell of Willard, Harold Russell of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul King, who passed away Nov. 2, 2017, and whom she married Nov. 12, 1957; and eight siblings.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Secor Funeral Home, where a funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Oak Grove Manor, 1670 Crider Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44903.
Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com