Interment will be in Woodside Cemetery.
Mrs. Knull passed away Oct. 3, 2012, in a Mineola nursing home. She was born Sept. 2, 1924, in York, Neb., to Zenas and Vivian Neal Cross. Zella graduated from Newport High School in Nebraska and completed courses at Miltonvale Wesleyan College, Southern Nazarene University and North Texas State University. She was a teacher in a one-room rural school in Nebraska during the World War II years, and later served as a teacher’s aide in a program for migrant children, and in Headstart. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and had lived in Tyler before moving to Mineola in 1973. She was preceded in death by her parents; foster parents, Harley and Mabel Anderson; daughter, Nola Beth Rucker; granddaughter, April Ann Lowrance; five sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Thurman D. “Jack” Knull of Mineola; son, Harley Knull and wife Kay of Cibolo; daughter, Lori Hammers and husband John of Victoria; brother, Jim Le Colli of The Woodlands; sister, Beth Lenz of Yucaipa, Calif.; foster brother, Kenneth Anderson of Grants Pass, Ore.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 10 a.m. to service time on Friday at Bartley Funeral Home.