Ethel Estela “Toppie” Ferriman Zimmerman
October 14, 1924 ‒ June 26, 2018
Ethel Estela “Toppie” (Ferriman) Zimmerman, age 93, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
On October 14, 1924, Toppie was born in Southern Ohio, one of thirteen children of the late William Theodore and Emmalene Margaret (Gay) Ferriman. She graduated from Marion Harding High School.
Shortly following graduation, Toppie married the love of her life, Fred J. Zimmerman, on November 18, 1945. They shared fifty eight years of marriage, and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2004. And though he left before her, not a day went by that she didn’t still love him.
A loving homemaker, Toppie took pride in spoiling Fred and her family.
Toppie leaves behind 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including her husband and parents, Toppie was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Her family will greet friends from 1 – 2 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion. A brief service will be held at the funeral home, followed by graveside services in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens, where her great nephew, Stephen Bigler, will say a few words.
Memorial contributions may be made to OhioHealth / Marion General Hospital Hospice, 278 Barks Rd. W., Marion, OH 43302.
Her family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Mildred “Mickey” and Stephen for helping care for her and brightening her final years.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Toppie’s family and your condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.