Susan Zimmerman

Susan Elaine Zimmerman (Hover)

Wednesday, April 25th, 1945 - Friday, September 27th, 2019
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Susan Elaine Zimmerman, age 74, of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord, September 27, 2019, in Wooster.

She was born on April 25, 1945, in Lima, Ohio, to Ralph and Elizabeth (Zahrend) Hover who are deceased. In 1963, she graduated from Harrod High School.

Susan graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Education Degree from The Ohio State University and then obtained her Master's of Science in Education Degree from the University Of Akron.

She married Tommy "Tom" Zimmerman on June 3, 1967, in Lima, Ohio. He survives.

While previously living in PA, she had taught school before moving to Wooster in 1975. She then taught 6th grade at the former Franklin Elementary School near Moreland until retirement in 2005. Prior to teaching the 4th and 6th grades in the Triway Local School District, she was a substitute teacher for many years.

She had previously attended St. Peter's United Church Of Christ in Apple Creek. She was a very active member of Church of The Cross United Methodist Church in Wooster where she also served as a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed serving in many capacities while attending Bible study and other women's group circles along with the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary (SAWA) Coats for Kids drive.

Susan also enjoyed spending time with her close friends and with her Card Club; had volunteered with Life Care Hospice; was an avid reader; loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren which were her pride and joy.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Jerry Jr.) Botkin of Belvidere, IL and a son, Craig A. Zimmerman of Wooster; grandchildren, Olivia Zimmerman of Columbus, OH, Trevor Botkin of Belvidere, IL, Hannah Zimmerman of Canton, OH, Krista Elaine Botkin of Fort Collins, CO, Zachary Zimmerman of Columbus, OH, and Mallory Zimmerman of Canton, OH; a sister, Annetta "Marie" (Ken) Kimble of Manchester, TN; a brother-in-law, Clair (Karen) Zimmerman of Marion, OH, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday, 4:00 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Dr. in Wooster with the Rev. Kris Patt officiating. A private interment will take place at Wooster Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 6 - 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691; Church of The Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691; or The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, 437 S Market St, Wooster, OH 44691.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Custer-Glenn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    2284 Benden Dr
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 4:00pm
    Custer-Glenn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    2284 Benden Dr
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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  • Interment

    Wooster Cemetery
    983 Madison Ave.
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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Janet Nussbaum

Posted at 10:48am
Tom- I will always remember you and Susan as great neighbors in the Guerne Heights allotment and babysitting Cheryl &Craig in my high school years. Susan was always friendly and looked out for my parents in their later years in the neighborhood.
Cheryl & Craig - Since losing our Dad (Dec. 2018) we know the pain of losing a parent and grandparent to your children. God's peace. Our sympathy.
Janet Nussbaum/family of Harold & Hazel Himes

Patricia Emerson

Posted at 07:15pm
We are sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Susan for several years at Franklin Twp. School.

Trish and Darrell Emerson

Sandy Davis

Posted at 09:28am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Gordon and Lorene Amstutz

Posted at 10:13pm
Tom, Cheryl, and Craig, So sorry to hear of your wife and mother passing. We will not be able to make it Friday or Saturday. 6 weeks ago Lorene had a bicycle accident and is getting along very well, healing is progressing, but the days are very tiring. we have so many fond memories of Farm Bureau with Susan and Tom and when the children were younger the times they played together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Gordon and Lorene Amstutz

JIm and Liz Braun

Posted at 03:10pm
We were so sorry to learn of Susan's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, and you have our sincere sympathy.
Our memories are of Wooster Twp., Triway , and Ruritan. Sincerely, Jim and Liz Braun


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