Eleanor R. Zimmerman

ZIMMERMAN, ELEANOR R., 87, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Westminster Terrace Health Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Bertha and Gus Pekrul, born September 5, 1920 in Michigan . She and her husband, Dr. Gideon K., served churches in Michigan, North Dakota and Wisconsin. She participated in many meetings of the Baptist World Alliance. In a visit to churches in the former Soviet Union she spoke in 11 church services. She highlighted the fact that her parents and grandparents came from regions within Russia. She was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Mark Elton Zimmerman. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 65 years, Dr. Gideon K. Zimmerman; her sons, Rev. Paul Zimmerman (Judy) and Rev. Dr. Thomas Zimmerman (Linda); her six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate the life of Eleanor will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Sanctuary of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave. Visitation will be held 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Birchwood lobby of the church. Arrangements entrusted to Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home. Expressions are requested to the Memorial Fund of the church.

Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 12, 2007