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Marilyn Louise Zimmerman
Marilyn Louise Scott Zimmerman was born to Thelma and Preston Scott on March 12, 1937 in Meade, Kansas. She passed on October 28, 2016 in Beaver, Oklahoma, at the age of 79. Marilyn married the love of her life Ben Paul Zimmerman May 24, 1955. To this union were born four children, Paula Tice, Linda Petersen, Karen McMurphy and Dennis Zimmerman. She and Paul made their home in Stillwater, Oklahoma for five years and then moved to Balko, Oklahoma where she lived until the summer of 2000 when she moved to Beaver. She always said that she was a city girl stuck in the country.
Marilyn was a member of the Balko Baptist Church where she worked Bible School and helped with the Girls Auxiliary program. When she moved to Beaver she started attending the Beaver United Methodist Church. You could always count on her to bake cakes or fix any kind of food you needed her to. She was especially known for her Italian Cream cakes. She enjoyed playing bridge every Tuesday.
Marilyn was preceded in death by husband Paul, sister Margaret Gift and brother Charles Scott. Survivors include Paula Tice and husband Gary of Balko, Linda Petersen and husband Dale of Divide, Colorado, Karen McMurphy and husband Jeff of Owasso, Dennis Zimmerman and wife Lori of Beaver. Grandchildren are Brian and Amy Sager, Brice and Holli Sager, Brandy and Dent Felix, Kyle and Angela Bartel, Kraig Bartel, Korey Bartel, Braden McMurphy, Kyla McMurphy, Drake Zimmerman and Sawyer Zimmerman. Great grandchildren are Hannah, Blane and Brock Sager, Gavin and Kelby Sager, Adlee and Conley Felix, Allie and Ava Bartel. She is also survived by one brother – Donald Scott and wife Cora Ann of Lawton as well as several relatives and friends.
The family requests that any memorials be given to the Beaver County Ministerial Alliance.
We are so sorry to hear the sad news and sorry that we couldn't make the trip out for the funeral. Marilyn was such a dear and caring person. May all the good memories get you through these sad times. Hoping the comforting thoughts of family and friends will bring you all comfort.
Aunt Vera and Uncle Dean, Erik, Dina and Mike
Vera and Dean Zimmerman Nov 4 2016 12:00 AM
God bless each and every one of you in this time of great void in your lives.
Read John 14:15 - 21
Jesus said, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before-long, the world will not see me anymore but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that-day you will realize I am in my-Father, I am in you and you are in me. John 14:18 - 20 New-International version
Even-though I was an adult when my parents died, I felt a keen-sense
of what it was like to be an orphan. Gone were the two-people who had nurtured me and shaped my life. Sharp-grief gave way to bewilderment, "Who am I now; who knows me deeply yet loves me anyway? The gospel of John recounts Jesus telling His-disciples although the time is coming they would see Him no-more but He would always be a part of them just-as they would forever be a part of Him.
So it has been with my parents. I see now even-after their-deaths, their
example of loving-kindness continues to teach me and guide my-life. That goes deeper than just warm-memories. My parents are in me at a deep-level, deeper than the mind can comprehend and as-deep as the heart. Surely God was their-heart's teacher.
In the same-way I come to know God through the life and love of Jesus. Nurturing that-relationship through prayer, study, giving and serving keeps me forever-connected to the living-God.
Gracious-God, let who we are reflect who You are in all we do. Amen
Because of God's great-love for us, we are never-orphaned.
Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel your own pathway as there are many but you have your needs as-you-go forward with memories.
Marilyn will definitely be missed in our United Methodist Women as she was always there to do her part until health became her barrier. We will miss her Snickers Salad as she could do it even though we have her recipe.
Jackie R. Sheldon Oct 28 2016 12:00 AM