Barbara Zimmerman

Graveside services for Barbara Jean Bright Zimmerman, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Eudora.  Mrs. Zimmerman died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Lawrence, the daughter of Ralph E. and Delta Swain Bright.

She was a graduate of Lawrence High School, and she was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She married Robert H. Zimmerman on Dec. 27, 1947, in Lawrence. The couple owned and operated Zimmerman Hardware, which later became Coast to Coast Hardware, at 19th and Massachusetts streets, for 46 years.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; her son and daughter-in-law, Alan Zimmerman and Caroline Trowbridge, Lawrence; her granddaughter, Sarah Zimmerman, Lawrence; and her brother, Robert R. Bright, Lawrence.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, sent in care of the funeral home, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence KS 66044.

11 Condolences

  1. Deborah on May 23, 2012 at 6:15 am

    My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your loved one, Mrs Zimmerman. May you find comfort in the words of our Lord Jesus in John 5:28,29, “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…to a resurrection of life.”

  2. Don & Darlene Cole on May 23, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Bob & Alan, We are so very sorry to hear about Barbara. We so enjoyed talking with her over the years. She was a fine lady. Out thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    Don & Darlene Cole

  3. Bill Argersinger on May 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    we are sorry to read of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Alan. Marnie, Kathleen, and Bill Argersinger

  4. Kenna Tait on May 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Bob, Alan, Caroline & Sarah,

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Barbara was such a joy to know. Bless you all!

  5. Kenna Tait on May 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Bob, Alan, Caroline & Sarah,

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Barbara was such a joy to know. Bless you all!

  6. Kendra Jones and Family on May 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Bob,Alan, Caroline and Sarah. I am soo sorry for the lost of Barb. She was a very special and dear person to me and my family. She will be dearly missed and thought of often, as well as all of you.

  7. Sarah and Jan Behunek on May 24, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Bob, Alan,Caroline and Sarah,
    So sorry for your loss. Barb was a pistol with an infectious laugh and a sense of the absurd. I know you will miss her as will all who knew a loved her. We offer warm and caring thoughts to you as you celebrate her life and mourn her passing. Let us know if we can help in any way. Much love. Sarah and Jan.

  8. Dolores Baker on May 29, 2012 at 7:38 am

    My sincere condolences to the Zimmerman family and friends. May the God of all comfort who grants peace, comfort you by means of the promises set out in His Word the Holy Bible.(Revelation 21:3-4) May you also find comfort from precious memories and from each other

  9. Ann McBride on May 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Dear Alan
    My memory of your mother was of a lovely,lovely woman- so gracious and good to others. My mother always thought highly of both your parents.
    It’s hard, Alan. I know.
    Take care

  10. Patti Antonio on June 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Dear Alan & family,

    I’m so sorry to find out about your loss. I loved Barb very much. She and my mother were so close. I feel bad that I didn’t know sooner….

  11. D. Tyler on June 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Condolences to the Harris-Welsh family and friends. May your family receive the peace of mind daily to help you all to cope daily with your loss. Psalms 46:1

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