Paula Lee Zulkowsky of Paducah, Ky., formerly of rural Princeton, passed away shortly after midnight on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Paducah, Ky., of natural causes. She was 65 years old, born Nov. 2, 1948, in Princeton.
She is survived by her daughter, Jo Zulkowsky-Cook, and her son-in-law, Daniel E. Cook, business owners of Cook's Computer Solutions LLC and Jo's Baskets and Gifts in Paducah, Ky. She is also survived by two brothers, Vernon Kaye and John Miller of rural Manlius, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Zulkowsky; and her parents, Virgil and Billie Miller.
Mrs. Zulkowsky was retired and had moved to Paducah in January 2014 to be near her daughter and son-in-law. She spent her time in Paducah visiting with the residents at Jackson Oaks Retirement Community and making new friends.
She used her leisure time doing a variety of hobbies, including painting, making crafts, flower gardening, reading books and the daily newspaper. She volunteered for different Bureau County Illinois Extension and 4-H activities, including 4-H fair judge and sitting on the Extension Unit Council. She also loved caring for her cats.
She was married to Stanley for 46 years. During this time, they enjoyed many vacations together to visit family, including Stanley's family in Pennsylvania and their daughter.
Monetary donations may be made to the family at 404 Broadway St., Paducah, KY 42001. Donations received will be sent to various charities at the discretion of the family.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 21, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Keeling Family Funeral Home in Paducah, Ky., with the funeral at 2 p.m. There will be no burial. The body will be cremated.
Online notes of sympathy can be made at www.keelingfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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