OBITUARY

JoAnn Mary Zimmerman

September 11, 1934September 5, 2019
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JoAnn Mary Zimmerman, 84 of Chattanooga passed away on September 5, 2019 at the Life Care Center in Ooltewah. She was born September 11, 1934 in Jefferson, Wisconsin to the late Erna and Robert Endl, Sr. She married Earlyn Zimmerman on January 1, 1954. She retired after working 13 years in therapy at the Countryside Home in Jefferson, Wisconsin. JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Earlyn Zimmerman and her aforementioned parents. Left behind to cherish JoAnn’s memory are her children, Clyde Zimmerman,, Ooltewah, and Laurie (Ken) Korth, Concord, North Carolina, three grandchildren; Lindsay Ollis, Opelika, AL., Nolan Ollis, Dallas, TX., and Avery Ollis, Concord, North Carolina. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday September 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Peter Iorio officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. until prior to the service at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest with her husband in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorial contributions be made in JoAnn’s memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 501 S. Moore Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.

Please share your thoughts and memories of JoAnn at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • Clyde Zimmerman, Son
  • Laurie Korth, Daughter
  • Ken Korth, Son-in-law
  • Lindsay Ollis, Granddaughter
  • Nolan Ollis, Grandson
  • Avery Ollis, Grandson
  • DONATIONS

  • Our Lady of Pertepual Help Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Mary Jones

September 10, 2019

Wonderful memories of my neighbor … she was always precious to me … I shall never forget her.

I think back to some of the times we visited; she always had praises for Earl and her family.

She shared memories of growing up with her brothers, marrying Earl and each child and grandchild, you were very special to her.

I have missed her since she moved and will now know she will always be in my heart.

I've learned to love each of you through her eyes...Thanks for the memories, I will cherish them always!

Joan Hortin

September 7, 2019

When my husband and I moved into Channing Creek, we knew nobody
at first. Our very first caller at the front door was Joann carrying a
plate of homemade cookies. She made us feel welcome and that we
would enjoy this community. Her devotion to Earl was well known by
everybody, she is now reunited with her beloved husband.

Ann Womack

September 6, 2019

Laurie, Clyde and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Joann was a dear friend to me and I will miss her so much. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ann

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Earl, JoAnn, Laurie & Ken after Mass at St. Stephens

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Lindsay & JoAnn selfie

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Ken, Laurie, Avery, JoAnn & Earl at the Boathouse

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Nolan, Lindsay, JoAnn & Avery after Earl's funeral

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Earl & JoAnn with Nolan

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Nolan & JoAnn

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JoAnn & Laurie back in Wisconsin

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Earl, JoAnn, Laurie & Ken after Mass at St. Stephens

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Lindsay & JoAnn selfie

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Ken, Laurie, Avery, JoAnn & Earl at the Boathouse

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Nolan, Lindsay, JoAnn & Avery after Earl's funeral

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Earl & JoAnn with Nolan

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Nolan & JoAnn

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JoAnn & Laurie back in Wisconsin

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Lindsay & JoAnn when JoAnn gave Lindsay her car

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Lindsay, Avery, JoAnn & Nolan Christmas

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Earl & JoAnn