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Virginia Rose Zimmerman, 102

March 24, 2021

Virginia Rose Zimmerman, 102, of Landis Homes Retirement Community, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Herbert J. and Esther R. (Bigler) Blankenmyer and the wife of Charles M. Zimmerman who preceded her in death in 1988.

Ginny worked as an office clerk for many years, first with Science Press and then with the American Lung Association. A member of Grace E.C. Church, East Petersburg, she was a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother. Ginny loved to travel and play Pinochle and Bridge. She was a member of the Millersville Women’s Club and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #315.

Ginny is survived by her daughter-in-law, Cynthia L. Zimmerman and her grandson, Lee Allen Zerphey. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis C. Zimmerman; a grandson, Matthew Win Zerphey; and two brothers, Herbert J. Blankenmyer, Jr. and Barry Blankenmyer.

Ginny was a remarkable woman, always stylishly dressed, upbeat and had a smile for everyone she met. Her favorite reply when asked how she was doing was, “I’m terrific.” Her infectious sense of humor and passion for living each day to the fullest made a lasting impression on all of us who were blessed to have known her.

Due to current health concerns, Memorial Services for Ginny will be private and at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Riverview Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Ginny’s memory be made to the Sharing and Caring Fund at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543.

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April 11, 2021

Ginny was my late Mother’s best friend at Landis Homes.  They loved playing bridge and getting into a bit of mischief from time to time.  They enjoyed sharing some wine together in their respective apartments.  Ginny always had a twinkle in her eyes.  She was a gem!  Both of them loved clothes and I could never get over how Ginny would walk outside from building to building wearing heels!  Rest in peace, dear one!

April 05, 2021

I had the privilege of doing Ginny’s hair for many years at Landis Homes. I enjoyed getting to see her and do her hair weekly. It was hard for me to tell her that I was leaving to stay at home with my boys. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
Allyn Taylor

April 04, 2021

I was one of Dennis’ (her son) neighborhood friends.  She was my first Den Mother for Cub Scouts, so I have know her for the most part of my life.  She was always one of the classy mothers of the neighborhood and she drove a beautiful two tone (pastel yellow and brown) 1950s Chrysler.  She was always kind to us kids as we grew to adults.  If anyone was the model mother for June Cleaver (Leave It To Beaver), it would have been Ginny.  I am thankful that my life overlapped her life.
Bill Bloom

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