Leonard M. Zimmerman, 60, former area resident, father of six

By on August 10, 2016

Leonard M. Zimmerman, 60, of Rutledge, Miss., passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Miss.

He was born in Richland, on Feb. 21, 1956, the son of Paul N. and Lydia Z. Martin Zimmerman.

He moved from Pennsylvania to northeast Missouri in 1973, and on Nov. 4, 1978, he married Sandra Jean Stauffer near Rutledge, Miss.

Leonard is survived by his wife: Sandra Zimmerman of Rutledge, Miss.; his parents: Paul and Lydia Zimmerman of Rutledge, Miss.; six children: Amy Rochelle and Dean Miller of Linn, Miss.; Clinton Lyle and Beverly Zimmerman of Memphis, Miss.; Quintina Renee Zimmerman of Linn, Miss.; Bertha Nadine and Shelton Zeiset of Knox City, Miss.; Chad Weston Zimmerman of Rutledge, Miss.; and Wendel Shane Zimmerman of Rutledge, Miss.; five brothers: Glenn Zimmerman of Womelsdorf; Irwin and Frances Zimmerman of Rutledge, Miss.; Paul Jr. and Elaine Zimmerman of Rutledge, Miss.; Luke and Sevilla Zimmerman of Rutledge, Miss.; and Nathan and Mary Joyce Zimmerman of Rutledge, Miss.; four sisters: Ellanor Zimmerman of Rutledge, Miss.; Verna Haldeman of Rutledge, Miss.; Anna Zimmerman of Petersburg, W.Va.; and Rachel and Stanley Weiler of Edina, Miss.; a sister-in-law: Lucinda Zimmerman of Kirksville, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends.

Leonard was preceded in death by a brother: Enos Zimmerman; and a brother-in-law: Harry Haldeman.

Services were held Aug. 9 at Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center, south of Memphis, Miss. Burial was in the Cumberland Church Cemetery west of Memphis, Miss. Officiating the services were Darin Shank and Nathan Zimmerman.

The Doss Funeral Home of Edina, Miss., is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be given at dossfuneralhome.com.

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