Obituaries

Obituaries

Martha M. Zimmerman 1930 - 2008 Topeka

Funeral services for Martha M. Zimmerman, 78, Topeka, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel in Topeka. Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.Mrs. Zimmerman died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center.She was born April 10, 1930, in Lawrence, the daughter of Everett and Susie Boles. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence in 1947. She moved to Wichita in 1954 and then to Topeka in 1976. Mrs. Zimmerman worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. She enjoyed gardening, especially growing African violets and irises, and spending time with her grandchildren.She married James E. Zimmerman in 1950. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, James F. and wife Diana; a daughter, Janis Escandon and husband Alex; and four grandchildren, Abby and T.J. Zimmerman, and Andrew and Sara Escandon.Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.The family suggests memorials to Doorstep Inc., 1119 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604, or Midland Hospice Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.penwellgabel.com">penwellgabel.com</a>.