On Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1924 she was born in Newberry to the late Wayne and Tillie (Daniels) Gilbreath.
She married Joseph Zucha in March 1966 and he died in March 1978.
Avis worked at the Linton Hospital for four years and was in the health care field for several years in Florida. She worshiped in both the Methodist and Christian churches. She was a life member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries in Port Charlotte, Florida, where she had lived for 24 1/2 years.
Survivors include one son, Larry Bechtel and wife Renae of Martinsville; two granddaughters, Kim Bechtel and Deena Nelis; three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dexter and Gerald Gilbreath; one sister, Janice Hasler; one grandson, David Bechtel.
Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Costin Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Bolin officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service.
Avis will be cremated and interred at the Scotland Cemetery at Scotland, Indiana at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.costinfuneralchapel.com.