OBITUARIES, 1998 to 2016

The Waldron News
22 June 2011

Eunice Zenz, 74, of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life Thursday morning, June 16, 2011 at her home. Eunice was born December 1, 1936 in Hazel Green, WI to Joseph and Helen (Cullen) Timmerman. Eunice was educated at St. Clara Academy in Sinsinawa, WI. She met Larry Zenz, the love of her life, and husband of 54 years during a dance at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sinsinawa. They farmed for a few years before buying a gas station on the corner of Highway 61 and 35. Eunice maintained the bookkeeping, kept the coffee hot and the conversations lively for many years as a partner in Zenz Welding and Manufacturing in Lancaster, WI. She was an active member of St. Clements Catholic Church in Lancaster where she held offices in Catholic Daughters and the parish council. She taught high school religious education there for many years. In 1983, after retiring from their business, she and Larry returned to farming in Parks, AR, raising cattle and lumber. Her involvement in church continued at St. Jude Catholic Church in Waldron, AR where she again taught religious education, served on parish council, and led Bible studies. In her local community, she served as an officer of the Scott County Extension Homemakers Association. Eunice enjoyed playing bridge, traveling with Larry, and most of all, spending time with her family. She was fun-loving and entertaining with many personal insights. Her kindness, thoughtfulness, and compassion left an indelible mark on both her family and many friends. Eunice is survived by her husband Larry of the home; seven children, Julie Zenz of Lancaster, WI, Jane Karleskint and husband Dr. Michael of Sherman, TX, Jim Zenz and wife Linda of Ke Kalb, IL, Joyce Link and husband Matt of Black Earth, WI, Jean Ackerman and husband Jonathan of North Grandy, CT, Joe Zenz and wife Shari of Lancaster, WI, Jennifer Bellinder and husband Bryce of Prairie du Sac, WI, sixteen grandchildren, Sarah Loveland, Michael Loveland, Gavin Karleskint, Tony Karleskint, Ryan Zenz, Madeline Zenz, Jessie Zenz, Jacob Zenz, Sophie Ackerman, Ella Ackerman, Katelyn Zenz, Cole Zenz, Adam Bellinder, Sara Bellinder, Sam Bellinder, Luke Bellinder and Anne Bellinder; five brothers and a sister, Bob Timmerman, Jim Timmerman and wife Alice, Dick Timmerman and wife Judy, Ellen Westimeier and husband Herb, Dan Timmerman and wife Karen; one sister-in-law Ann Zeigle and husband Warren, and brother-in-law Ben Koeller, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters-in-law, Rosemary Koeller and Ann Timmerman. Eunice's Mass of Christian Burial service was held Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Waldron, AR with Father Neal Pazzulo officiating. A memorial mass and burial will be held at St. Clements Catholic Church in Lancaster, WI with Father Bill Seipp and Father Bart Timmerman officiating. Eunice's visitation was 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas. Rosary services were held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

The Waldron News
1 June 2016

Bobbie Jean Zimmer of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Bobbie was born March 2, 1937 in Parks, Arkansas to Troy Frost and Georgia (Miner) Frost. Bobbie was 79 years, 2 months and 23 days old. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Bobbie was a cosmetologist in Waldron for 60 plus years. In that 60 years, she has served many clients ranging in age from toddlers to multi generational families. She loved working with her clientele. Bobbie enjoyed visiting with people and she was very active in the community. She worked tirelessly always serving others. Bobbie was honored to be appointed by Martha Shoffner, Treasurer of State, State of Arkansas as Honorary Deputy Treasurer for the State of Arkansas for her exceptional abilities, service, commitment and dedication to the Great State of Arkansas. She was awarded the Capitol Citation by Charlie Daniels, Secretary of State for her distinguished accomplishments, services and deeds to the State of Arkansas. Bobbie was also granted by the City of Waldron, because of her dedication to the city BOBBIE ZIMMER DAY on February 4, 2009. She did look forward to some time for antiques and quilting. She took pride in her beautiful flower garden. The love Bobbie had for her family was always evident. The memories made with each of them will always be treasured. Bobbie leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Stephen Zimmer and wife Kim of Heber Springs, Arkansas, one granddaughter, Kara Meyer of Heber Springs, three step grandchildren: Tracy Martz of Heber Springs, Jonathon Harris of Hampton, Virginia and Kathryn Harris of Heber Springs. Grandma Bobbie will forever remain in the hearts of her great grandchildren: Madalyn Meyer, Addilyn Meyer, Amber Martz and Alex Martz. Bobbie will be missed by one sister: Betty Davis and husband Willis and one brother Johnny Frost and wife Betty all of Lake Jackson, Texas. Bobbie will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives were impacted by her including a host of cousins, extended family, friends, neighbors and dear loved ones close to her heart. Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Georgia Frost, her long time companion and husband Clint Edgeman, and one sister Sally Yates. Bobbie's life celebration was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. John Elmore officiating. Interment followed in the Chant Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements were entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Bobbie's pallbearers were Wallace Hill, Bill Frost, Keith piles, Leamon Piles, Danny Morran and Harvey Combs. Bobbie's visitation was on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. The family would like to give a heartfelt Thank You to the staff and caregivers at Mercy Hospital Waldron for your tremendous care and compassion and to all the friends and loved ones that stopped by and showed your love and support to the family.

The Waldron News
1 December 1999

Perry (Bo) Zimmer, 68, of Fort Smith, Arkansas (formerly of Waldron) died Wednesday, November 24, 1999 in a Ft. Smith hospital. He was a retired mechanic. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 1999 at Lamb Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, AR under the direction of Martin Funeral Home of Waldron. He is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Berkshire of Van Buren, AR; one son, Larry Zimmer of Fort Smith, AR; one sister, Marie Carnahan of Waldron, AR; two brothers, Amos Zimmer and Robert Zimmer of Waldron, AR; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Waldron News
30 March 2016

Robert Olen "Cotton" Zimmer of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, March 27, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Cotton was born June 5, 1936 in Center Point, Arkansas to Pete F. Zimmer and Iva Flynn. Cotton was 79 years, 9 months and 22 days old. Cotton was a long time member of Bates Pentecostal Church. Cotton enjoyed going to church and being with his church family. Cotton especially enjoyed chasing his cows around. Working on his farm and being outdoors made him happy. He enjoyed time with his family and friends. Cotton leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Sheila Nix and three sons, Billy Zimmer and wife Cassie, Mark Zimmer and Brian Zimmer all of Waldron, Arkansas as well as one sister, Marie Carnahan of Packsaddle, Arkansas and one brother, Amos "Poss" Zimmer of Waldron, Arkansas. Pawpaw will forever remain in the hearts of his five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Cotton will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including a host of extended family, friends, and loved ones dear to his heart. Cotton was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Iva Zimmer, grandchildren, Christopher and Adam and one sister, Louise Garrett, and two brothers, Perry (Bo) Zimmer and Lynell (Whistle) Zimmer and son in law Mark Nix. Cotton's life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Heritage memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. James Self officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Cotton's pallbearers will be Billy Zimmer, Mark Zimmer, Brian Zimmer, Matthew Zimmer, Doug Beyard and Clint Johnston. Cotton's visitation will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

The Waldron News
29 November 2000

Ruby G. Ziskind, 93, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died November 21, 2000 in a local hospital. She was a retired retail saleswoman. She was a member of the West Ark Church of Christ, and during World War II she worked for Boeing assembling B-29 bombers. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2000 at Putman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith. She is survived by two grandchildren, Randle Davis of Trophy Club, TX and Jill Gallagher of Clovis, NM; two half-grandchildren, Angela Herzog of CA and Cory Davis of TX; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to West-Ark Church of Christ, 900 N. Waldron, Fort Smith, AR 72902 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1274, Fort Smith, AR 72902.

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