Marley Zimmerman
1991 - 2017
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Marley Carol Zimmerman, of Thurmont, was born September 11, 1991. She left this life April 28, 2017.

"Missy M" (Merv) was a girl's girl. Soft and feathery. Glittering and shining. A flash of lightning. A bolt of energy. A force of nature. She loved children and family; whimsy and all things Disney. She was one of a kind-always.

She leaves behind the loves of her life, son, Axel Aaron and partner, Austin Mack.

She was loved more than life by her mother, Rebecca (Rob) Hankey; and sister, Bailey Zimmerman (Tom Kesteven and baby Maddox). Josh, Justin (Brittany), and Caitlin (Raul Moran) Hankey were technically her step-siblings, Marley had no use for that term. They were simply brothers and a sister she loved with all her heart.

She was also cherished by her grandfather, Carl Thayer, Sr.; uncles Carl Thayer, Jr. and Stephen Thayer; and aunts Mary (Steve) Haugen and Kathy (Steve) Nicholakos. She was predeceased by her "Granny Helena" Thayer and Opa, Richard (Dick) Hankey.

Marley is also survived by her father, Rick Zimmerman, his sister Debrah, and his parents, Carol and Charles Zimmerman.

Marley will be lovingly remembered by aunt Laurel (Ed) Mitchell and grandmother Joan Hankey, as well as many other family members including oodles of nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 East Main Street, Thurmont, Maryland.

A celebration of life is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 5 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Creagerstown, Maryland. In addition to flowers and condolences, a donation can be made to the Axel Mack fund at Frederick County Bank.

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Published in The Frederick News-Post from May 1 to May 2, 2017.
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September 6, 2017
To the Dear Mothe, Family, Young Son and Friends of are and will continue to be in my thoughts and heartfelt condolences to all who knew this beautiful young woman....
Jane ~ someone who cares
May 9, 2017
Oh Rick -- so sorry to hear, keeping you and your family in our prayers!

The Harshman's
May 9, 2017
Becky, Rob, Rick and Families: So incredibly saddened to hear about your incredible loss. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. So very sorry. Julie O'Brien
Julie O'Brien
May 4, 2017
Becky I am truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Marley. May the love and support of your family and friends help you through this difficult time.
Kimberly (Drye) Soriano
May 4, 2017
I'm sorry for your tremendous loss.
May 4, 2017
My Thoughts & Prayers are with you and your family! So very sorry for your loss...
Kathy Islam
May 4, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with your family at this most difficult time.
Craig and Susan Clark
May 4, 2017
SO very heartbreaking. To the Parents, Family and Friends of Marley....I am so very sorry to read about this beautiful young woman's passing. My heartfelt condolences to the Young Son, Parents, Partner, Family and Friends.....I am so very sorry
Jane, someone who cares
May 3, 2017
Dear Becky, just want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We send our deepest sympathy! With Love and God's blessings, Connie and Lon Castleton
Connie Castleton
May 2, 2017
Having just lost my wife of 51 years, I can very much empathize with Marley's family and the pain they are feeling from the loss of a loved one. Although Marley will never be forgotten, as time passes the grieving process will slowly lessen the pain. My prayers will be with you.
Steve Harris
May 2, 2017
Becky and family.... I could never have been more shocked to read of Marley's passing. I can still see her as a little girl, she and her sister's pictures spread over your desk and how you loved to talk about them. You all will be in our thought's and prayers for many days to come. God Bless

Betty Eyler and Tammy Eyler-Weinrich
May 2, 2017
Rick and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. No words will take away the pain your feeling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and always.
John and Kelli Dawson
May 2, 2017
Dear family I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your love one May you find comfort in the hope that you will see your love one again act 17:31
May 1, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this tragic time. I am deeply saddened to hear the loss of such a beautiful young lady like Marley. She will always be that sweet innocent little girl I used to babysit after school. May she Rest In Peace and may her son always know what a great soul she was.
Crystal (Grant) Missimer
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