Mary Louise Zimmerman

December 13, 1932 ‒ November 20, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Mary Louise Zimmerman, 87, of Galion passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Born December 13, 1932 in New Winchester, Ohio, she was the daughter of Harold E. and Garnet M. (Cotsamire) Shifley.  She married William Zimmerman on April 5, 1953 and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2020.

She was a graduate of Whetstone High School and worked for Newberry, North Electric Company, Big N Department Store, Cainsway IGA and retired from the former Baja Boats in Bucyrus as a laminator. Mary was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Galion, Life Member of the Galion Women Bowling Association and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping with family, playing cards, bowling, watching baseball and football, doing word search puzzles and reading.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron E (Frances) Zimmerman of Bucyrus; two grandsons, Grant Zimmerman of Columbus and Jeff (Kendra) Fisher of Bucyrus; two great grandchildren, Aiden and Elliott Fisher; sister, Connie (Robert) Stickdorn; brother Frederick Shifley and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a grandson Brian Fisher and three sisters June Stoney, Janet Oehler and Natalie Stull.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the cure of Breast Cancer in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Mary, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • As I read the obit, I thought how happy Mary is now as she is home with Jesus and with Bill. She was an amazing lady and she certainly fought a good fight. And, she could make some of the best cookies of anyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • To all the family……We are so sorry for your loss. It has been a very sad year for you all in addition to everything else happening. Extending our sympathy and love as you hold tight to your great memories. Hugs to you all

  • So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Such a sweet lady and made the Best Monster cookies ever. Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.