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Jean M. Zimmerman

Jean M. Zimmerman died peacefully on September 10, 2021.

She was born in Leonardtown, Maryland, the daughter of George and Eva McCully. She was predeceased by her husband, William E. Zimmerman in 2012, whom she was married to for 63 years. Jean was the beloved mother of William E. Zimmerman, Jr. (Joan) and Jean Zimmerman, grandmother of Jesse Zimmerman and Eric Zimmerman, great-grandmother of Charlotte, Amelia and Penelope Zimmerman. She is also survived by her sisters Elaine Weber, Sister Rose McCully and her brother, Franklin McCully.

She began her working career in Washington, DC after graduating from Notre Dame High School. She was a realtor in Delaware for many years as well as working for her husband’s CPA firm. She was an excellent cook as well as a master baker of Christmas cookies. Family, friends and neighbors looked forward to a delicious tin of cookies every year. She was also an accomplished seamstress but a true artist with first needlepoint and then petit point. Her gorgeous petit point creations included rocking chair cushions for her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren as well as picture frames, pillows, Christmas ornaments and many more. Her miniature oriental rugs were truly masterpieces.

No story of her life would be complete without including her love of cats. She was a magnet for cats in need of a home. Her beloved cats were Whiskers, Jesse-cat, Jerry, Spooky, Ellie and Kitters. Jean was a very generous, giving and thoughtful person with a strong social conscience which she got from her mother who was in the women’s suffrage movement.

The family would like to thank the staff of Kentmere Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for their kind and loving care of Jean.

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Funeral Services

Services and interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be scheduled at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Dr., Wilmington DE 19804 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.


    Susan B. lit a candle and writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jean and your family. Cherish fond memories.
    09/17/2021 03:16 pm
    Sipowicz Judi lit a candle and writes,
    May good memories offer the family virtual hugs and lasting comfort ❣️
    09/18/2021 08:14 am
    Linda Freeman writes,
    Jean, Bill and family We are sending warm thoughts as you say final good byes to your mom. She was very fortunate to have all of her family's care and concern. Max and Linda
    09/18/2021 08:55 am
    Kim and Cliff Hunter writes,
    We send our deepest sympathies and prayers for your peace at this difficult time.
    09/20/2021 07:36 am
    Joanne Jordan writes,
    So sorry to read of Jean's passing. My condolences to the family. Jean and I worked together as Realtors many years ago. I will always remember her as a wonderfully kind and classy lady. May she rest in peace.
    09/20/2021 10:36 am
    Nancy Frampton writes,
    Dear Bill, Joan, Jesse, Eric and all of the Zimmerman family - Sending my sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. You gave her your support when she needed it most. May she rest in peace. - Love to all, Nancy
    09/20/2021 12:12 pm
    Peggy Carroll writes,
    Oh no. So sad when I read the obituaries today. Bill, your mother was a special lady. Michael and I enjoyed her wisdom and felt her kindness many times. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Hugs and prayers to all.
    09/21/2021 02:22 pm

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