Kathleen Zimmerman

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Kathleen Page Zimmerman passed away quietly on June 5, 2017 after 88 years of life on this earth. She was born on May 12th, a Mother's Day gift to Ruth Naomi and Boyd Alonzo Page of Ijamsville, MD. She was a graduate of Frederick High School, Afterward she studied at Mary Washington College and the Washington School for Secretaries before taking a job in the treasurer's office of the Washington Gas Light Company, Washington, D.C. Thanks to her friend and sister-in-law, Irma Anderson, Kathleen met and married Melvin A. Zimmerman. Melvin passed away in December 2015 after they had been married for over 65 years. Together they raised four children, in addition to dogs, cats, and livestock too numerous to count on their dairy farms, first in Ijamsville, MD; then Urbana, MD, and finally in New Windsor, MD. Over the years, Kathleen was the church pianist at Ijamsville United Methodist Church, and later through the Linganore United Methodist Church, she became active in the United Methodist Women, where she held positions at the local, District, and Conference levels. She was also a member of the Garden Club of Frederick, MD, and she had fun helping to plan a few of her Frederick High School class reunions. She was a lifelong member of the Democratic party. She enjoyed music, traveling, books, and "sisters' lunch". She faithfully worked with her husband on the farm for a lifetime. She leaves behind the best part of herself in the legacy of her family: two sons, Charles Zimmerman and wife, Karen of New Windsor, and Russell Olden and wife Susan of Ijamsville; two daughters, Victoria Zimmerman of Lewisburg, PA, and Carolyn Cheu Mobley and husband, Steve of Austin, TX. She was a devoted grandmother to Connie Onspaugh and husband, Bob, Rusty Olden and companion, Mandy Norwood, Pam Olden and companion, Dave Cloud, Maggie Cheu, Evan Zimmerman, Ross Cheu, Katie Zimmerman, Anna Kathleen Zimmerman, Ray Zimmerman, Richard Zimmerman, and Kira Zimmerman. She was great grandmother to Drew, Kenton, and Joshua Onspaugh, David and Dylan Cloud, and Leah Page Olden. She is also survived by sister-in-law and friend, Irma Anderson, sister-in-law and friend, Doris Zimmerman, and brother-in-law, David "Bucky" Zimmerman. She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin A. E. Zimmerman; son-in-law, Henry Cheu; granddaughter, Sally Cheu; and her mother and father, Boyd A. and Ruth N. Page. The family will receive friends at the Hartzler Funeral Home, 11802 Liberty Road, Libertytown, on Wednesday, June 7 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 8 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Stephen Ricketts, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Linganore Cemetery, Unionville. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Linganore United Methodist Church, 8921 Clemsonville Road, Union Bridge, MD 21791. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

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Hartzler Funeral Home
11802 Liberty Road
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 898-9777
Published in Carroll County Times on June 6, 2017
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