Jeanne Marie Zagorac, 65, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away, peacefully and comfortable, on December 14, 2017 at her home with family and friends by her side.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City. The family will receive guests from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Jeanne will be interred at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date.
Jeanne was born December 27, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ralph and Mary Severs Schmidt who preceded her in death. She was married to Edward Zagorac in St. Charles, Missouri on July 17, 1976 and he survives.
Jeanne was a graduate of McCooey High School in Hannibal, Missouri before receiving her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri. She worked for eighteen years as a Registered Nurse for the Jefferson City Public School District until her retirement and she was a Reach to Recovery volunteer for the American Cancer Society after her first breast cancer diagnosis. Along with being a Eucharistic Minister, she also volunteered at Homemaker Health Care, Hospice House and Samaritan Center.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the CB United Society, the morning Choir Group and the Cursillo Prayer Group.
Jeanne will be remembered as an exceptional wife, mother and grandmother who lived her life with the highest degree of integrity. She enjoyed relaxing on her deck in the morning and going to the beach but her greatest loves were traveling and spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and friends.
She is also survived by one son, Jacob (Jennifer) Zagorac of Ashland, Missouri; one daughter, Kelley Zagorac of St. Louis; grandchildren, Alex, Mya, Adah, and Brooklyn Zagorac, Braden and Landon Edwards; brothers, Gary (Carol) Schmidt of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Glen (Joan) Schmidt of Crystal Lake, Illinois; sisters, Mary Brink of Moberly, Missouri, Beverly (Carl) Fields of Florissant, Missouri and Madonna (Dale) Watters of Palmyra, Missouri.
She was also preceded in death by sisters, Valerie Cauwels, Barbara Wilson and Marsha Moeslein.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Birthright of Mid-Missouri or Samaritan Center both in Jefferson City or Siteman Cancer Research Fund all in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.
Online condolences may be made at “http://www.debofuneralhome.com“