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Obituary: Lena Eva Zimmerman, Jennings County

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Lena Eva Zimmerman, 83, of Elizabethtown, died at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her home.

Lena was a loving wife and mother, choosing to stay at home most of her life to raise her children. She taught Sunday School at Jewell Village Methodist Church, was an avid gardener, and was self employed as a sales consultant for Bee-Line Fashions.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill NeSmith officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday. Burial will be at Donaldson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Born in Slickford, Ky., Nov. 6, 1929, Mrs. Zimmerman was the daughter of James Sidwell and Leona Sidwell. She married George Franklin Zimmerman April 4, 1946. He preceded her in death July 29, 2008.

Lena is survived by a son, George (Debbie) Zimmerman Jr. of Elizabethtown, IN;  daughters, Shirlon (Thomas) Boswell, Barbara (Larry) Hardin, Dona (Greg) Kinworthy, Betty Elgar and Rebecca (Jack) Jeffries, all of Elizabethtown, Brenda (Mike) Carothers of Seymour, IN,  and Chris (Bill) NeSmith of South Carolina; grandchildren, Cindy (Matt) Collins, Gary (Robin) Boswell, Mark (Sandy) Boswell, Debra (Doug) Woodard, Katina (Brian) Wyre, Sandi Elgar, Dustie (Mike) Gerth, G.J. (Cathy) Zimmerman, Ryan Jeffries, Alyssa (Todd) Wisner, Laura Elgar, James Elgar, Jennifer Elgar, Mark (Jessica) Grossman, Ryan (Cathy) NeSmith, Randy (Karina) NeSmith, JoAnna Hill, Jessica (Tony) Trier, Krissy (Josh) Johnson, and Travis Kinworthy; 45 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Lena was looking forward to meeting her fourth great-great-grandchild later this year.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Margaret Zimmerman; her parents; and seven siblings.

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