Elwood W. "Woody" Zimmerman, 75, of rural Sweet Springs, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Chapel in Sweet Springs. Rev. Gene Smith will officiate. Julie Lewis will accompany Bethany Shannon as she sings "One Day at a Time," "Good Night and Good Morning" and "How Great Thou Art." Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 17, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Larry Zimmerschied, Roger Zimmerschied, Lyonel Charles, Henry Horman, Bill Treece and Tom Tyler. Honorary pallbearers will be Alfred Harms, Harry Johnson, Melvin Gerlt and R.L. Boughton. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church, Bothwell Regional Health Center Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Born June 3, 1928, in Saline County, he was the son of the late Fred Robert Zimmerman and Katie Viola Sanders Zimmerman. On Aug. 17, 1949, he married Mary Thomas, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County his entire life and in the Sweet Springs community since 1951. He was a farmer and member of Christ Lutheran Church in rural Sweet Springs.
Additional survivors include two sons, Wayne Zimmerman of Marshall and Russell Zimmerman of Sweet Springs; one daughter, Linda Sue Clay of Lawrence, Kan.; two brothers, Elmer Zimmerman of rural Napton and Earl Zimmerman of Marshall; one sister, Ethel Thomas of rural Sweet Springs; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie M. Werneke.