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“Scott, i cant even come up with words to say for how sorry I am. I hope you and your family can find peace and strength in this trying time. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Stephen Pencak - St Clair Shores, MI

“May you Rest In Heaven beautiful lady! ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: JoAnn Buck - MT Clemens, MI

“Jake, Dennis and I are so sorry you have lost your Mom and you have been in our thoughts and prayers. Please give our sympathies to your Dad and...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy and Dennis Grams and Gramps - MI

“I am sorrowed by the news of her passing. My deepest sympathies to your family. God has another angel. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Rotz (Powers) - Tripoli, IA

“I pray that God gives each of you comfort, strengh, courage & peace as you go forward in your lives missing Mary Anne.With love in Jesus Holy name,...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Angela Jaqua - Savannah, GA

“MaryAnne,Wow, the news of your passing takes my breath away. All those years ago when you came into our lives and took me in as your "little sister"...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Luanne Alward Korte - Almont, MI

“Very sad to loose your beloved so soon at times such as this we feel so helpless because there is nothing we can do to bring them back. I would like...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Sylvia Viviana

“Scott and Zemsta Family, As we journey thru the paths of life , there are many challenges to over come. We also meet many people along the way that...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Ross - Saint ClairShores, MI

“The message Maryanne leaves ,enjoy your life and people around you.I still remember the purses lil sis. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Gary Wilkins - Paw Paw, MI

“Words can not express how sorry we are to hear of MaryAnne's passing. She was a great friend and mentor. She got me into selling Lia Sophia jewelry....Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Julie Owsley - St Clair Shores, MI

“Although our lives went in different directions, I never forgot you. You were my fast friend when I stepped into the offices of Gordon, Goodman &...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Tania Salling - Wyandotte, MI

“Words cannot express the sadness I feel for all of you! MaryAnne was a wonderful neighbor to all of us and would have done anything to help any of...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Colleen Magasark (Cole) - Warren, MI

“Going through my pics since you passed and one thing never ceases to amaze me.....your beautiful and stunning smile. Thank for so many great...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Shari Hart - St. Clair Shores, MI

“She was so sweet and so nice she would always be in my memory and heart goodbye love you ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Samantha Smith - Detroit, MI

“I have no words for the loss the world has suffered. MaryAnn was the spark of our QFM's. She was the "Cheer mom" that screamed and yelled every time...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Patricia Miller - Chesterfield, MI

“MaryAnne wore many many hats, !! I could count in her for many things to assist me with and she NEVER let me down. What started off as her being a...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Debra Migliazzo - shelby township, MI

“There are not enough words in this world to describe what an amazing person MaryAnne is. Her leaving way too young is such a loss to her family,...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Vanessa Adair - EASTPOINTE, MI

“Our memories are etched into my heart forever. I will forever be greatful for our friendship, our laughs, and our sharing of family values. I miss...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Cheryl Zemsta - MI - Family


MaryAnne Jennie Zemsta, age 53 of Eastpointe, died Thursday, December 29, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones at St. John Hospital in Detroit. She was born on May 6, 1963 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, daughter of Mary (nee: Jentilet) and the late Earl Wilkins.

A proud graduate of Romeo High School's Class of 1981, MaryAnne's aspirations for higher learning led her to Oakland University where she attained her degree and built upon a resume that would ultimately find her working as a legal secretary in the field of law. MaryAnne was a detailed and conscientious administrator who sought to be the best support person she could be to her fellow office professionals,…and she managed that in spades.

Though MaryAnne worked hard and long hours in her law profession, she was also known for her natural abilities as a saleswoman who was always "selling something" at every turn. If you weren't on the ball, she might have easily sold you the shirt off your own back as well. Yet, whether for the sparkle of the candles she touted, the spangle and bling of the jewelry she displayed, or perhaps the glitz of the Vera Bradley handbags she showed, selling to the masses brought MaryAnne a great deal of joy and satisfaction as she never stopped dreaming of success.

When MaryAnne found time away from work and selling, one of her favorite ways to unwind involved getting in the car and heading to Michigan's "Up North Splendor." There was simply something especially relaxing and freeing about exchanging the concrete jungle for a taste of God's country – Michigan Style, and MaryAnne ate it all up,…Up North! Another source of special joy for MaryAnne came in the form of her precious dogs, her Chihauhau's, Razzie and Daisy. For two small little canines, they came packed full of a storehouse of love and entertainment for MaryAnne,...especially through some of the tough and challenging times.

Yet, without question, MaryAnne's greatest pleasures and joys were those found in her two children, Jessica and Jacob. She would do anything for her cherubs, and often went that extra mile to show how much she cared. This was never more evident than through MaryAnne's involvement with her daughters cheerleading and her sons drive and ambition in hockey.. Not only was MaryAnne a constant supporter as an attendee at many of Jessica's cheerleading events, she also took on a leadership position by acting as one of the Cheerleading Mom's, too. For Jacob's sake, a bit of extra credit would have to be afforded MaryAnne for withstanding the colder environment of the hockey rinks while watching her son skate,...hopefully towards victory. Still equipped with even more sporting prowess, MaryAnne loved being a Soccer Mom, as well, for both Jessica and Jacob…going through all of the work, trips and games as she watched her kids participate and compete.

Family meant the world to MaryAnne and she meant the world to them as well. Though she leaves us far too soon in the scheme of life, her absence will be replaced with a storehouse of warm and wonderful memories to carry in the heart and mind with each remembrance shared. She leaves a legacy of love that will embraced by all those whose lives she touched and impacted with her warmth and care. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

MaryAnne was the beloved wife of Scott, and the dear mother of Jessica and Jacob. Loving daughter of Mary Thomas, and daughter-in-law of Steve and Kaaren Zemsta. Cherished sister of Gary, Diana, Dave, Joe, the late Butch, and the late Kathy. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation for MaryAnne will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren. Her Funeral Services will take place at 12:00 pm (noon) on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Please share memories of MaryAnne at her memory book above.