Mary L. Zimmerman, 85, of Blue Springs, MO passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014. She was born to Orvil and Jewel (Thacker) Barnes on November 15, 1928 in Independence, MO. Mary Lou was united in marriage to Keith Zimmerman on June 21, 1946 in Independence, MO.
Mary Lou worked as an office manager for a Doctor’s office in Independence for many years. She was a member of the Independence Pioneers chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary Lou was a member of the Gudgell Park Community of Christ Church. She expressed her creativity through needlework, painting and antiquing. She also enjoyed genealogy and traveling but spending time with family was what she cherished most.
Along with husband Keith, who survives, of the home, additional survivors include daughters, Nancy Weber and significant other John Holmes of Highlands Ranch, CO, Becky (George) Queener of Independence, MO; sisters Barbara Dyke of Liberty, MO, Patricia (Orville) Pratt of Kansas City North; brother Timothy J. (Diana) Barnes of Texas; grandchildren, Jamie (Mike) Butler, Jill (Walter) Mountain, Jacob (Kim) Queener, Jenae Goodman, Geoffrey (Jennifer) Zimmerman, Jennifer (Ben) Jewell; great-grandchildren, Paige Butler, Bryce Zimmerman, Raegan Mountain, Cade Butler, Cole Mountain, Connor Zimmerman, Sawyer Jewell, Carlie Butler and another on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Gloria Barnes; son, Keith Alan Zimmerman; great-grandson, Carson Butler.
A celebration of Mary Lou’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Community of Christ Church, 500 E Gudgell Ave Independence, MO 64055. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Outreach International. Arrangements have been entrusted with Meyers Funeral Chapel Blue Springs, MO. Memories of Mary Lou and condolences to the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.