Katie Martin Zimmerman, 82, homemaker, long-time member of Groffdale Old Order Mennonite church

By on October 7, 2015

Katie Martin Zimmerman, 82, of 1233 Strickler Road, Mifflinburg, formerly of the Ephrata area, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Elvin Z. and Mary Ella Zimmerman.

She was born Aug. 5, 1933, in New Holland Township, a daughter of the late David G. and Hettie (Martin) Zimmerman. On Nov. 17, 1953, in Lancaster County, she married Mahlon Z. Zimmerman, who passed away Feb. 20, 2002.

Mrs. Zimmerman was a homemaker. She was a member of Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church Conference for more than 60 years.

Surviving are two daughters: Mary Ella, wife of the late Nathan Z. Martin, of Millmont; Vera, wife of Luke H. Weaver, of Lewisburg; two sons: Harvey Z., husband of Mabel (Oberholtzer) Zimmerman, of Fortuna, Miss.; Elvin Z., husband of Mary Ella (Martin) Zimmerman, of Mifflinburg; 30 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; a sister: Ella, wife of Ammon Z. Martin, of Martinsburg; four brothers: David M. Zimmerman, husband of the late Esther (Nolt), of Ephrata; Aaron M. Zimmerman, husband of Ada (Burkholder), of Dundee, N.Y.; Noah M. Zimmerman, husband of Lizzie (Martin), of Roaring Springs; Daniel M., husband of Erla (Reiff) Zimmerman, of Shippensburg.

She was preceded in death by one son-in-law: Nathan Z. Martin; five brothers: Martin M. Zimmerman, John M. Zimmerman, Jacob M. Zimmerman, Elam M. Zimmerman, and Joseph M. Zimmerman.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Groffdale “Frame” Mennonite Church, 90 Church Road, Leola, with the Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the Groffdale Mennonite Church Cemetery, Leola.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Nathan Lee Martin, Larry Zimmerman, Nevin Weaver, Daryl Weaver, James Zimmerman, and Lawrence Zimmerman.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

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