Jonnie M. Zimmerman

July 29, 1939 ‒ August 04, 2012

Delaware formerly of Lorain, Ohio

Jonnie M. Zimmerman (nee Barrett), 72, formerly of Lorain passed away from cancer on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Delaware, Ohio.

She was born on July 29, 1939 to the late Richard and Caralena Barrett. Jonnie was a registered nurse who worked in her profession for 44 years. She loved her time as a public health nurse and the many years she worked as a maternity nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain, Ohio.

Jonnie grew up in Huntington W.V. with her brother Roger and sister Joan. Moving to Gallipolis to study nursing, she met her husband Don while there. They were married in 1960. In marrying

Don, she married into the US Navy; she and Don were honored to serve in their professional capacities

in the service. In addition to spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, she especially liked traveling. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, movies, and caring for her dogs. She was beloved for her gentleness, kindness, generosity, and sense of humor.

She is survived by her children Lisa Norton of Kentucky; Don Jeffrey (Lisa) Zimmerman of Delaware,OH, Lynn Zimmerman (Dustin Engle) of Gates Mills, OH, and Erich Zimmerman of Lorain,OH, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons; and sister, Joan Pickett (nee Barrett) of Centerburg.

Also preceded in death by Husband, Don O. Zimmerman and brother Roger W. Barrett.

The family will receive friends Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore]Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio, where services will be held Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am, with Chaplain Mardessa Baker officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Animal Protective League.

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