Evelyn M. Zimmerman, 84, Ephrata Lioness charter member, Ephrata cafeteria, Donecker’s worker

By on January 13, 2016

Evelyn Margaret Zimmerman, 84, of Manheim, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community.

She was born in Shillington to the late William and Eva (Lamb) Ruffner, and was the wife of the late George H. Zimmerman.

She was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, a charter member of the Ephrata Lioness Club, den mother for Cub Pack No. 73 of Ephrata, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, local chapter. Evelyn enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, and making latch-hook rugs. She worked in the Ephrata Area School District cafeteria and then was a stock room worker for Donecker’s for 40 years until she retired.

Evelyn is survived by two sons: Gregory S., husband of Trish (Brady) Zimmerman, of Ephrata; Gary L., husband of Donna (Nolt) Zimmerman, of Ephrata; five grandchildren: Shannon L. Zimmerman, Kristen M. Zimmerman, Rachel A. Wenger, Ryan L. Zimmerman, Caitlin J. Zimmerman; two great-grandchildren: Taylor L. Wenger and Sophia G. Wenger; and a sister: Fern Warzyniak of Wernersville.

In addition to her parents and husband, Evelyn is preceded in death by two sisters: Virginia Gordon and Anna Bildstine.

Services were held Jan. 8 at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, Ephrata, with Chaplain Kenneth Higginbotham and Pastor Rocky Hambrick officiating. Interment took place in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Evelyn ‘s memory may be made to the Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community, 3026 Mount Hope Home Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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