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Nancy Hattersley Zorniger

November 16, 1929 — February 8, 2021

ZORNIGER, Nancy Hattersley, age 91, of Dayton, OH, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021. She was born on November 16, 1929 to Louise and Harold Hattersley of Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Walnut Hills High School and graduated at 16 with Honors. Nancy then attended Wheaton College. She returned to Cincinnati and met Frank Zorniger, who had just graduated from University of Cincinnati with a Business Degree after serving in the armed forces.

They were married in July of 1951. They remained in Cincinnati as Frank was the President of Frank Z Chevrolet. They had 3 children, Betsy, Pete and Don and in 1963 they moved to Dayton.

Nancy was an active community volunteer. She was very active in Garden Club of Dayton, including being the President in 1975. She also held numerous positions with Garden Club of America. She was a lifelong member of Moraine Country Club and served on the Beautification Committee. Nancy enjoyed reading, gardening, tennis and sailing through the Great Lakes and Michigan. She and Frank also belonged to the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. She had lots of friends from Cincinnati, Key Largo and Dayton.

She is survived by Betsy Zorniger Brennan, Pete and Kim Zorniger and Don and Debbie Zorniger along with 6 grandchildren.

Her family wishes to thank all her caretakers at Bethany Lutheran Village.

There will be a private family service.

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