Melba M. Zimmerman, 94, of 1622 North Ave., died Saturday (Aug. 16, 2014) in the Good Samaritan Home. She was born July 25, 1920, in Quincy, a daughter of Leroy and Violet (Bentrop) Slack. She married George J. Zimmerman on Dec. 6, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1993. Melba worked for Jack's in Quincy for several years in the 1960s. She was a 1938 graduate of Quincy High School and later graduated from Gem City Business College. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary and was an RSVP volunteer. One of her greatest joys for the last 20 years was volunteering, helping others and spending time with her many friends at the Quincy Senior Center. She will be well-remembered for her wealth of knowledge concerning old Quincy neighborhoods and families. She will be sorely missed by her whole family, whom she dearly loved. Melba is survived by three children, Larry G. Zimmerman of Quincy, Nancy Erwin and her husband, Bob, of Bloomington, and Sandy McDonald and her husband, Harold, of Quincy; six grandchildren, Ty Zimmerman and his wife, Erika, Rachael Zimmerman, Jenny Butler and her husband, Jerry, Kristi Balonis and her husband, Sean, Elizabeth Haugh and her husband, Jared, and Christopher McDonald and his wife, Jeanne; and 13 great-grandchildren, Lindsay Zimmerman, Ashley and Pyper Zimmerman, Alyssa, Matthew and Addison Butler, Joey Balonis, Haley, Abby and Seth Haugh, and Colin, Amelia and Ian McDonald. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Meals on Wheels or Blessing Foundation for Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19, 2014