Barbara McClanahan Zahller

barbara zahller

October 28, 1942 ~ March 12, 2024

Born in: Faulkner, Kansas
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Barbara McClanahan Zahller, 81, of Asheville, passed away March 12, 2024.

A native of Faulkner, Kansas, she was a daughter of the late James Herbert McClanahan and Phyllis Maxwell McClanahan. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ed McClanahan, and Max McClanahan.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Richard Dale Zahller; one daughter, Kimberly Zahller; one son, Bill Zahller; three granddaughters, Ava Zahller, Mia Zahller, and Heidi Zahller; two brothers, James McClanahan and Darrell McClanahan and four sisters, Charlene Mathis, Reba McQuinn, Diana Brechin and Rose Schmidt.

A Funeral Service will be held starting at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 18 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with burial to follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.


Funeral Service: March 18, 2024 11:00 am

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Burial: March 18, 2024 12:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: March 18, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Barbara was my sister-in-law. I am going to miss her laughter and our chats we had about family and life.
    If you were looking for a true Christian you would not have had to look any further than Barbara. She was kind, considerate of others, and always helpful with words of encouragement. Her warmth toward others stood out.
    She loved God and her family. She left her grandchildren a great legacy. She certainly lived up to Colossians 3:12.
    That was Barbara. She will be missed by family and those who loved her–including Ralph and Ann.

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