Mary L. Zimmerman, 96, Vandalia

Mary L. Zimmerman, 96, of Vandalia, died at 4:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with the Rev. Peter Kolb officiating. There was no visitation. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Donor’s choice.

Mrs. Zimmerman was born on Jan. 19, 1950, in Vernon, the daughter of Henry W. and Beulah E. Arnold Jarrett. She married Burl Gurthie on July 19, 1930; he died on Jan. 19, 1950. She married Howard K. Zimmerman on Dec. 19, 1955; he died on May 30, 1985.

She worked at the Princess Peggy Dress Co. and Johnson, Stephens & Shinkle Shoe Factory, both in Vandalia.

She is survived by a daughter, Rita Lee Henderson of Mississippi; brother, Harold Jarrett of Arizona; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both husbands, parents, a brother and two sisters.

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