Anna Maria Zimmerman 1914 - 2011 Lawrence
No services will be held for Anna Maria “Sunny” Zimmerman, 96, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Zimmerman died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 27, 1914, in Cokato, Minn., the daughter of Albert and Katie A. Taurainen Salmela.
She grew up and attended public schools in Minneapolis, Minn. She then went to the Florence Cook School of Nursing in Kansas City, Kan., for a year, and graduated from KU Medical Center in 1957.
She lived in Minnesota for 21 years, then lived in Illinois and Colorado and settled in Lawrence. She worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for three and a half years, then at Dr. Zimmer’s office and at the Samaritan Lodge before retiring in 1985.
She was a member of the Autumn Club, Travel Club and AARP.
She married Joseph Alvin Zimmerman on Sept. 3, 1960, in Lawrence. He died in 1986.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harold Salmela.
Survivors include a daughter, Renee Ann Reese, Cheyenne, Wyo.; a brother, Roy Marvin Salmela, Topeka; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are with Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.