Eva Joanne Zinn (known as Joanne to her friends and family) was born November 28, 1939, to Harold and Mabel Hickle, in Chaseville, Ohio. She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1957 and married her best friend and roller skating/dance partner, Joe Zinn, of Crooksville, Ohio, on May 17, 1959.
The couple met in Zanesville, Ohio where Joanne had graduated from business school, and was working as an insurance secretary, while Joe worked at Ohio Ferro Alloy. Soon after, they moved to Columbus, Ohio where Joanne was employed by the Ohio Civil Service Department and Joe switched to a new line of work in the sheet metal trade. In 1962, Joe was drafted into the US Army and they moved to Fort Hood, TX where their daughter Sheryl arrived in 1963.
After Joe’s discharge in 1964, the little family moved to Colorado Springs eventually buying property in Black Forest. It was here that they built their new home. This turned out to be the first of many homes as in the early 1970’s they founded their general contracting business, Zinn Construction Co. For 30 + years they literally worked side by side with Joanne managing the office and the accounting while Joe managed all aspects of the build.
Joanne was one of the founding members of Village Seven Presbyterian Church, in Colorado Springs, where she was very involved in the Evangelism Explosion program. She shared the salvation plan with hundreds, bringing many to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. She also sang in the choir and was involved in the drama department, acting in church productions.
Joanne was very active in the political arena. She loved her country and dedicated much of her time and services to further conservative values and leadership from the local level to the national level. She and Joe helped form the Lamborn Prayer Partners sixteen years ago.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Zinn, of Black Forest, CO, her daughter, Sheryl Loggins, and son-in-law, Lobo Loggins, of Penrose, CO. She is also survived by her cousins, Wilma Fisher, of Redlands, CA, Becky Kaiser, and Deanne Cale, of Colorado Springs, CO, and Boyd Ray, of Marshall, MI, and their families.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, and her close cousin Waneda Cale, whom she grew up with and considered a sister.
A celebration of Life is planned for Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Carl Nelson officiating. Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. with service at 10:00 a.m. Reception will follow at the church, with graveside services to be held at Lower Beaver Creek Cemetery, Penrose, CO, at approximately 2:00 p.m.
The family would like to thank all who prayed, and offered encouragement and support, during this time. Thank you also to the staff at Colorado Palliative and Hospice Care for their compassionate service.