Doris Zink

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Doris Jean Zink, nee Honer, 87, of Belleville, IL, born April 25, 1930, in Belleville, IL, was called home by Jesus on Monday, October 16, 2017, at her daughter’s residence, surrounded by her family, after a long fight with cancer.

Doris was a retired photographer from Foster Flannery. She enjoyed family time, going on vacation, cooking, and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Clarence E. Zink, whom she married August 16, 1955, and who died January 7, 1998; her parents, Theodore and Louise, nee Zitzmann, Honer; and three brothers, Ted, Paul and Allen Honer.

Surviving are her two children, Caron (Don) Proffer of Lebanon, IL, and David (Martha) Zink of Chesterfield, MO;
six grandchildren, Matthew Proffer, Stephen (Jen) Proffer, Catie (Shawn) Sanders, Ryan Zink, Nicole Zink, and Allison Zink;
one great-granddaughter, Olivia Rose Sanders;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to BJC Home Care Services, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. James Blazine officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



2 Comments on Doris Zink

Deborah Krems said : Guest Report Oct 21, 2017 at 2:43 AM

Aunt Doris will truly be missed. She was always so sweet to me and my family. She was Dad's baby sister and I know he loved her too. She was a key factor in organizing the Annual Honer Family Reunions. My sympathy to Caron and David on the loss of your dear mother and to the rest of the family on the loss of your dear mother-in-law, Grandma and Great Grandma. May the memories of her beautiful life comfort all of you.

  • St Louis
  • Missouri
Sheila Holloman-Woodruff said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2017 at 8:13 PM

I will truly miss Doris’s smiling face and sweet nature. She was my neighbor and friend. Always had time to talk and share her thoughts. She was indeed a caring person. May the memories of your mother, grand mother and friend be ever so sweet. God Bless

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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