Zona Marie Gutekenst, 89, of Louisa, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Louisa Health & Rehab. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Sally Smith and the widow of James Gutekenst and is also preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. She retired in 1983 from a hospital in Connecticut and moved to Louisa in 1998. Zona had a great passion in caring for orphaned animals.
She is survived by her sons; Albert Gutekenst (Marilyn) of Mineral and Patrick Gutekenst (Stacey) of Louisa; three grandchildren; Heidi Gutekenst of Massachusetts, Rose Harvey (Stephen) and James Gutekenst both of Mineral, and two great-grandchildren, Genevieve and Oliver Harvey.
A funeral mass will be held at 11am on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Mineral, Virginia, officiated by Father Michael Duffy. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in St. Jude’s Catholic Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations in her name to, The Hospice of The Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Highway, Charlottesville, VA 22911.