Georgia “Georgie” Rose Zimmerman went to her eternal rest on March 12, 2015, at Gove County Medical Center. She was born May 19, 1937, in a sod house on a farm north of Quinter, KS to the late George T. and Rosa (Depperschmidt) Zimmerman. She graduated with honors from Quinter High School in 1955.
After graduating high school, Georgia started her working career at Keller Motors, Inc. in Grainfield, KS. Her mechanical and managerial skills served her well in her position as a mechanic and a parts manager. Keller Motors was a true family business owned by her sister, Josephine, and brother-in-law, Jake. Eventually other members of the family joined the business, Georgia’s brother, David, and nephews, Bob and Kenny.
In the late 1960’s., Georgia decided it was time to do something different with her life. She went to work for Father Augustine Moeder as his housekeeper and cook. Georgia accompanied Father Moeder to each parish to which he was assigned until he became too ill and it became necessary for him to retire in 1993. Georgia continued as his caretaker until her death.
Survivors include her sister Irene Dougherty, Great Bend, KS, brothers Eugene Zimmerman, and special friend, Carolyn of Denver, CO, Thomas Zimmerman, San Diego, CA, sisters-in-law Ilene Zimmerman, Oakley, KS and Joyce Zimmerman, Hoisington, KS, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were infant siblings, Seraphine and Augustine (twins), and Georgina, sisters Josephine Keller and Anglina Miller, brothers David and Elmer Zimmerman, sister-in-law Shirley Zimmerman (Thomas), brothers-in-law Jake Keller (Josephine), Herman Miller (Angelina), Jack Flake and Richard Dougherty (Irene).
Visitation from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter, KS with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Park, KS. Burial will follow in the church’s cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Gove County Medical Center, Gove County EMS or to a charity of the donor’s choosing. Memorials can be sent in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 S. Main, Quinter, KS 67752.