Born May 2, 1939 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Philip and Eleanor (Kanear) Donley. She had lived in Sugar Bush Knolls for 33 years.
Mrs. Zumkehr graduated from Shaker Heights High School and Ohio University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in economics. While attending college, she met and married Charles B. Zumkehr Jan. 30, 1960.
She was a homemaker, devoted mother, gardener and volunteer.
She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Kent, Elm Garden Club and Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She was a precinct worker at the Sugar Bush Knolls village elections for 20 years.
She was a former Christ Episcopal Church Altar Guild member, past board member of the United Way of Portage County, and active in Girl Scouts.
In addition to her husband, survivors include her son, Chad P. of Cleveland; daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Jennifer) McCarthy of Westlake; one grandchild; and brothers, Terrance (Shirley) of Hudson and Denis (Marian) of Lantana, Fla.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Robert Brooks officiating. Private burial will be in Markillie Cemetery in Hudson.
Memorials may be made to Ireland Cancer Center, in care of University Hospitals of Cleveland, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44106-5055.