Jane Elizabeth (Yost) Zimmerman

October 08, 1929 ‒ May 02, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

Jane Elizabeth (Yost) Zimmerman, age 91, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Inn at Olentangy Trail. Born October 8, 1929 on the Barkhurst-Leggett Family Farm, Adena, Ohio, Jefferson County, to the late John M. and Gladys M. (Leggett) Yost.

Jane graduated from Adena High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Band and Chorus.  Earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from The Ohio State University in 1960 where she was a member of Pi Omega Pi, National Business Education Honorary and Kappa Phi sorority.

On July 29, 1962 Jane married Richard W. Zimmerman.  When Richard died from cancer in September of 1969, her parents came to the rescue, sold their farm and moved in with Jane.

Jane went on to earn her Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1982.  She taught at Attica, Thompson, Bellevue and Sandusky-Perkins High Schools until retirement in 1985 after a 29 year career teaching high school. Jane also worked in various areas, including Cedar Point Amusement Park, R.E. Walker & Sons, Hall Motor Co., Tomlinson-Henson Ford, Huff Architectural Group and General Motors Car Dealership, and for ten years she volunteered to deliver meals to seniors in Delaware County.

Jane also loved to travel and has visited England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Hawaii, Alaska, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France, Switzerland and most of the continental 48.

Jane was a longtime member of Condit Presbyterian Church, Condit Women’s Bible Study, Sunbury Seniors, Delaware County Seniors, and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jane was also preceded in death by her siblings, Susan Bates, Dorothy Swayne and Gene Yost.  She is survived by brother David (Jeanie) Yost of Solomons, MD; 5 nieces and 5 nephews; and many cousins.

Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving visitors from 10 AM until the start of the service.  Pastor Annie Melick officiating.  Interment Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Condit Presbyterian Church or Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 in Jane’s memory. Also, please consider a gift to hospice via The Hope Foundation, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 170, Columbus Ohio 43231.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Zimmerman family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with Janes’ family.

  • My Condolence for the Family. Jane was so very nice to me . She was very nice to talk with in church. We had fun going out to lunch with the Condit Friendly club too . Sheila Micholes

  • I will remember Jane for all the times we spent at her house in Castalia and then in Sunbury. I remember Thanksgivings and summer vacations in Ohio where we would visit with Grandma, Pap-pap and Aunt Jane. We would go to Cedar Point from the time it opened until they closed the park. We would have cookouts and corn on the cob and play with Dallas the dalmatian dog they had. At Thanksgiving we would all get together and shoot skeet in the backyard. Nancy would come out, shoot her one target, break it, and go back in. Jane always welcomed everyone into her home. The food was fantastic, and we all got to spend time together and reconnect. I will miss you Aunt Jane.

  • So sorry that Jane passed away,me and Susan had some fun times visiting with her and Gladys in. Castalia,oh and going to Cedar point in the summer

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