Mary Ann Zimmerman passed away April 1, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she had been a resident since 1985. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family on March 8, 2013.
Mary Ann was born and raised in McPherson to parents Andrew and Mayme Bremyer.
For years she returned to McPherson to visit family and reunite with high school friends. She attended Lyndenwood College and Kansas State University, where she began a life-long association with Delta Delta Delta sorority, and also met her husband, Ross Zimmerman. They married at Riverside Church in New York City prior to his naval deployment to Europe during World War II. Following the war, Mary Ann and Ross farmed and ranched in rural Kansas before residing in Sterling.
Mary Ann was active in the community, taking leadership roles with United Methodist Church Women, PEO, Red Cross Hospital Auxillary, and many other cultural and philanthropic organizations. After moving to Colorado Springs, she and her husband participated in Veteran Car Club of America, driving their 1926 Cadillac on tours throughout the United States. Mary Ann loved bridge, a good party, traveling around the world and dancing. Most of all she loved her husband Ross and her church.
She was preceded in death by her son Michael; and her husband, Ross. Survivors include: her son, Marc Zimmerman; daughter, Margo Allenbach; granddaughter, Amy Hladik and husband Jason; great-grandchildren, Ryder, 2 years old, and Penny Anne, 4 months. A celebration of Mary Ann’s life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo., where she had been a member for many years. Inurnment will be this summer in Sterling. Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.; or The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (866) 232 8484. Mary Ann lived by: “Believing the best, facing the worst.”