She went home to be with her Lord and Savior. Waiting at Heaven's Gate to welcome her home were her loving husband Jim Zentko, her beloved great-grandchildren Brandee Siples and Soloman Crafton, best friend and Sister Thelma Zentko, her parents John and Mable Vanatti, siblings Claude Vanatti, Amos Vanatti, Mary Foulke and Zetta Gieseking.
Eva was born and raised in Clay County.
She graduated from Brazil High School. On Nov. 25, 1940, she married James William Zentko.
She and Jim raised their children in northern Clay County.
She was a member of the Church of God in Carbon and then later became a member of the Assembly of God Church in Brazil.
In later years, she attended Ebenezer Church with family.
She had worked during a period of time at Quaker Maid and Recipe Foods in Terre Haute. She was a true homemaker and enjoyed cooking for her family.
She made excellent noodles and Sunday dinner was a treat for all her family.
She enjoyed singing, tending to her African violets, reading her Bible and praying.
Those left here to cherish her memories are her children Phyllis Siples and husband Delbert, Frieda Miller and husband Jack, all of Brazil, Jim Zentko and wife Vicky, Winter Haven, Fla., and Rita Buchholz and husband Steve, Brazil, grandchildren Larry (Ann) Siples, Terry (Pam) Siples, Pam (Troy) Nodley, Diana Buchholz Crafton, Keith Miller, Brad Buchholz, Jim (Cassie) Zentko, Trent Miller, Michael Leach, great-grandchildren Justin, Morgan and Ashlyn Siples, Brett Siples, Travis, Matt and Nathan Nodley, Dane Coltharp, Taylor Crafton, Dylan Zentko, Megan and Christopher Leach, brother Clarence Vanatti, special nieces Judy Horn, Donna Elwell and Dala Williams, many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services will take place Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at French Funeral Home, with Rev. William Price officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m., and again Wednesday prior to services.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.