Helen P. Zimmerman

January 27, 1917 ‒ September 12, 2014

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON:  Helen Zimmerman’s blue eyes reflected the love and the kind spirit of her heart.  They were also the gateway for her busy mind to solve word search and jigsaw puzzles, and tirelessly work in her vegetable and flower gardens.

Her beautiful eyes were closed in rest as she went to be with the Lord Friday evening, September 12, 2014 from Lexington Court Care Center. She was 97.

Born Helen Palasky January 27, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of John and Bertha (Karsmiski) Palasky, she worked nearly 30 years with White Westinghouse in production on the laundry line.

Helen had previously attended Berean Baptist Church and was a member of River of Life Church in Butler.

She is survived by her daughter Helen (Chuck) Gaul of Lexington; daughter-in-law Carol Zimmerman of Mansfield; grandchildren Mike (Jean) Zimmerman, Todd (Tammy) Zimmerman and Craig Gaul; and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Phillip Zimmerman in 1984, son Phill Zimmerman, granddaughters Cindy Gaul and Kelly Cleland; sisters Mary Scott, Bertha Belcheff and Stella Litzler; and a brother Felix Palaski.

Friends may call Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will follow at 1 pm.  Pastor Bill Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in her memory to OhioHealth MedCentral Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home. Helen’s family acknowledges the kind and loving care Helen received from the staff of Lexington Court Care Center. Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Mrs. Zimmerman’s family and messages of sympathy and support may be made to her family by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Thinking of you all as you adapt to the changes in your lives now. Chuck and Helen–you were faithful caregivers–that did not go unnoticed by our Father and all those around you. I pray that love is what you remember most!