Karen L. Zimmer
May 13, 1942 ‒ March 17, 2016
Karen L. Zimmer, age 73 of Westerville passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at St. Ann’s Hospital.
She was born on May 13, 1942 in Columbus to the late Paul F. and Margaret M. (Serio) Theado. Karen graduated from the former Holy Family High School in 1960. While in school she met James Zimmer on a blind date and together they shared 54 wonderful years raising their family and making a home. Karen went to work in the food service department of Worthington Schools in 1981.
A devout Catholic and member of St. John Neumann Church, she prayed with a passion and had an extensive prayer list. With a caring heart, Karen sent cards for every event, never missing one. She was also a member of the Better Breathers Club and enjoyed reading.
Generous and kind, she was a good listener and worried about everyone. She prayed the Rosary daily. Time spent at Mitiwanga Park on Lake Erie will long be remembered, as will her love of family, her husband, children, and especially her treasured grandchildren.
In addition to her husband James, she is also survived by children; Garry (Darcy) Zimmer of Lebanon, Christine Zimmer of Huron, John (Penny) Zimmer of Dublin, Mary Scherer of Powell, Beth (Tim) Smith of Delaware, 8 Grandchildren; Tyler, Emily, Noah, Luke, Justin, Katelyn, Carrie, Kristen, sister Connie (Jim) Schafhausen of Westerville, brother Donald (Gail) Theado of Bremen, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m., prayer services 7:45 pm on Tuesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Neumann Church, 9633 E SR 37, Sunbury with Rev. David Sizemore Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
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