Janis Zimmerman, 82, of Talbott, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018.
Born August 27, 1936, Janis was the third of three children born to Fred and Gertrude (Trudy) Smith. A devout Catholic, caring mother, and loyal friend, Jan grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, graduating in 1954 from Euclid Senior High School. She attended Marshall University and was an ardent Herd supporter. Jan moved to Florida with her family in 1968. She had a knack for sewing and decorating and, in 1975, opened a home decorating studio in Maitland, Florida with her mother in law, Elizabeth Zimmerman ("Granny Z"). A native of Huntington, West Virginia, she returned there in 1981 from Florida and had a successful career in banking. She spent her retirement in Talbott , Tennessee, lovingly tending to her grandchildren and great grandchildren alike. The impact of her nurturing spirit will be felt for generations.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Trudy Smith, her brothers Timothy and Frederick Smith and her beloved aunt Lou Neighborgall. She is survived by sons Scott Zimmerman (Mary), Bradley Zimmerman, and daughter Sharon Hall (Douglas), grandchildren Amanda, Brandi, Ashley, Stephen, Caroline and Samuel and great grandchildren Jillian, Isaac, Carter and Brody.
All are welcomed to attend a funeral mass to be held on November 3, 2018 at 10am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. 2518 W Andrew Johnson Hwy, Morristown, TN 37814
NOV 3. 10:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
2518 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Morristown, TN, 37814
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