She was born Sept. 3, 1956, in Brazil, the daughter of Lowell and Carolyn Cooper Garrigus.
Zona graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1975 and then Indiana State University in 1979 with a degree in Graphic Arts. During high school, she participated on the volleyball, basketball and softball teams.
She also participated on the basketball team at ISU until retiring due to a knee injury.
She worked for Machine Tool Service as a draftswoman and most recently in the Engineering Department for Duke Energy for more than 20 years.
She will forever be remembered as a kind and loving person with a great sense of humor, who loved animals and was a wonderful aunt.
She enjoyed watching movies, listening to music and playing sports.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law William Ritter, grandparents Frank and Irene Cooper and Mildred and Eugene Garrigus.
Survivors include her partner Sara Ritter, parents Lowell and Carolyn Garrigus, mother-in-law Mary Lou Ritter, sisters Marla Norris and husband Gary, Terre Haute, and Felicia Face and husband Ronnie, Clarksville, Tenn., brothers and sister-in-law John and Jeanine Ritter, Wichita, Kan., Stefan and Muffy Blue, Decatur, Ga., and Mary Beth Walter and husband Ken, East Hartford, Conn., as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members, including Megan, Preston and Logan Face and Griffin Norris.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., today, at Central Christian Church, 4950 E. Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, with Rebecca Zelensky officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vigo County Humane Society, 1811 S. Fruitridge St., Terre Haute, 47803, or the Central Christian Church.
At the request of the deceased, cremation will take place.