Delorse Zornes


March 4, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Delorse F. Zornes of Moran, whose death Monday and funeral services were published in Tuesday’s Register, was born Aug. 3, 1933, in rural Elsmore, the daughter of George E. and Lillian Lorene (Deer) Ard. She graduated from Elsmore High School.
On June 3, 1951, she married Ronald Zornes in Bronson. They made their home in the Mildred area until 1979 when they moved into Moran. She helped her husband farm and raise cattle. She also worked with her mother painting and wallpapering. She had worked in the grocery store in Kincaid and Brown’s Store in Mildred. In later years, she worked at two nursing homes in Iola. He died Dec. 4, 2006.
She enjoyed traveling and had been to Germany and Japan. In the past few years, she enjoyed vacationing with her siblings. She liked to bowl, play cards and marbles, collect key rings and Santa Clauses and recently enjoyed baby sitting.
She was a member of Moran Christian Church
She is survived by two sons, Terry and his wife, Kathy, Moran, and Kim and his wife, Angela, Herington; a brother, Dewayne Ard and wife, Janice, Humboldt; three sisters, Nadine Kinney and her husband, Walt, Iola, Laura Lee Shy, Blue Springs, Mo., and Alice Faye Mazurek and her husband, Jerry, Tecumseh, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, Zackary Zornes and his wife, Kenda, Fort Bragg, N.C., Zebadia Zornes, Kansas City, Mo., Zane and Kitreana Zornes, Lexington, Mo., Dustin Earnest, Ottawa, Gabrielle Rice, Greeley, Joseph, Donavan, Chandalar Davis and Garrett Conner, all of Herington, Renee Klingenberg and her husband, Allen, Wichita, and Jennifer Pohl, St. Joseph, Mo.; and five great-grandchildren.
Two brothers-in-law, Art Jaro and Roy Shy, died earlier.
Memorials to Moran Christian Church may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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