BITSCHE, Zolene H. (Taylor)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Funeral service for Zolene H. Bitsche, 91, former Chickasha resident, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home. Zolene H. Bitsche was born January 31, 1921 in Verden and died April 24, 2012 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.


Zolene was a graduate of Chickasha High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women. She and George W. Bitsche were married January 29, 1943 in Las Cruces, New Mexico during World War II. They lived in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas returning to Chickasha after the War. She worked for The Dixie Store until her retirement in 1989. Zolene volunteered at schools and with the Girl Scouts. She directed Girl Scout Day Camp for several summers and volunteered many years at Grady Memorial Hospital.


She moved to Pinehurst, NC in 2008 to be near family. Zolene was a member of the First Christian Church and CWF in Chickasha. She was also a member of the Grady Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.


She was preceded in death by: Husband: George W. Bitsche February 18, 1995, Parents, Sisters: Marie Horn and Claire Taylor and Brothers: Harold Hinkle, Eckel Hinkle and Elmer Hinkle Survivors include: Daughter and son-in-law: Bonnie E. and William R. Berger of Seven Lake, NC; Grandson: Dr. Scott Berger and wife Dr. Valerie Berger of Winston Salem, NC; Granddaughter: Megan Winslett and husband Dr. Wesley Winslett of Wilmington, NC and Great grandchildren Anna Carolyn, Robert Clarke and Lydia Berger, Bentley and George Winslett.


Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or Grady Memorial Hospital Foundation.