Mary Jo “M.J.” Zembala

Mary Jo “M.J.” Zembala, 62, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Zembala was a 1976 graduate of LaPorte High School and a 1980 graduate of the University of Indianapolis.  She worked in human resources and payroll at North Judson-San Pierre School System and also worked as the Executive Director for Starke United in Knox.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
She was born on Nov. 2, 1957, in LaPorte, IN, to Joseph and Elizabeth Bowman Straub. She married Larry Zembala in 1981 and he survives and resides in Huntington.

Additional survivors include two sons, Alex (Kia) Zembala, of Fort Wayne, and Kyle (Brittany) Zembala, of Hoagland; two brothers, John (Linda) Straub and Dan (Karen) Earl, both of LaPorte; two sisters, Sandy Burkhart and Cherie Fuller, both of LaPorte; and three grandchildren.

Calling will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

A funeral service will follow the calling on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Stephen Colchin presiding. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at