Shirley T. Zook

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Shirley T. Koepke Zook (nee Tupholme), age 95, of Moreland Hills, died on April 7, 2020. Shirley was the beloved wife of the late Edward H Koepke (1980) and the late Roy J. Zook (2007). She is survived by 4 children, Stephen (Sally), Susan (Charlie), Janette (Dan) and John (Elizabeth), 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren.

Shirley was born in Cleveland to Arthur and Caroline (nee Browning) Tupholme, graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1942. Shirley was an avid golfer and a member of CVCC. She was very interested in gardening and participated in several Garden Clubs and a member of Holden Arboretum. Church was a very important part of her life and she was a long-time member of Garfield Memorial then later transferring to Federated Church of Chagrin Falls. She and her husband Roy were long time participants of the Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Any contribution maybe made to Holden Arboretum, at 9500 Sperry Road, Kirkland, OH 44094.

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  1. Timothy Doll says:

    I am truly blessed to have gotten to know Shirley so well. I had the absolute pleasure of helping to maintain her pristine property in Moreland Hills with her son Steve. I enjoyed her company and her stories so much. My condolences to all her family, especially Steve, as I have known you for a long time. I’m sure you’ll agree she has already found a new beautiful garden to tend and is at peace. What an awesome woman! I will always have her in my heart!

  2. Deborah Wakefield says:

    Dear Janette, John, Sue, Steve, spouses, grands and great grands,
    I have been trying to figure out what to say. Shirley was a wonderful Other Mother! I have fond memories from the home in Pepper Pike. She was always kind but firm! Lloyd was mentioning yesterday the Bridal Shower held at the house and how impressed his Mom was with your Mom. I could go on and on, but will end here. My prayers are with all of you and when we can get together to celebrate her life, I will be there.

  3. says:

    Our deepest condolences to all
    of Aunt Shirley’s family…
    She had a wonderful life, long enough
    to celebrate her 95th birthday last
    year with her children at her beloved
    Country Club… She lives on in all of
    our memories… We hope you find
    peace and grace in knowing that she’s
    free in Gods heaven…

  4. Judy Lawson Fazekas says:

    Sending love and prayers to you and
    Your families for the loss of your Mother
    Shirley. She had a very full and wonderful life and we will miss her.

  5. Mary Gass says:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.