Wuanita  Zimmerman


Wuanita Eugene (Lee) Zimmerman, age 86, of Carthage MO, was received by our Lord on April 28, 2019 at 6:30 a.m. She resided at Carthage Health and Rehabilitation for her last 10 years, where she was being assisted for her Alzheimer condition.
She was born to Paul A. Lee and Mable R. Briden September 17, 1932, in Overland Park KS. Wuanita was the sixth of nine children. She attended Marrion County School, Carthage High School and beautician school.
Wuanita was united in marriage to Harry P. Zimmerman on December 17, 1949, in Pecular, MO. They celebrated 57 years of marriage, until his passing in 2007. Living in Carthage most of their adult lives.
Wuanita was a devoted wife and mother. Raising three children and working outside her home in various jobs of manufacturing, food service, and the beautician field. From 1976 until 1992 she owned and operated The Corner Beauty Shop. Wuanita's family were prime examples of her beautician's skills. They were fortunate to receive free haircuts and perms. Taking care of her family and making them look good was an important part of her life. Caring for her children was an enjoyed part of her life. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Later in life she and Harry made quilts. She always had a cup of coffee and something to eat for anyone that came to visit.
Wuanita is survived by one son, William E. Zimmerman and his wife, Susan, of Oronogo; one daughter, Mabel R. Hutchins and husband, Loren, of Carthage; one son-in-Law, Walter D. Pruiett, of Carthage; one brother, Bob E. Lee and wife, Ethel, of Jasper; and one sister, Lulla B. Hemby, of Carthage. She was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Wuanita was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her daughter, Lulla Pruiett, in 2014; step daughter, Sandra Miller; four brothers, Matt A. Lee, Paul C. Lee, Joe B. Lee and George E. Lee; two sisters, Evelyn R. Zimmerman and Patty L. Hunter.
Our Lord has given and has taken away. We can rejoice in Wuanita's final journey to peace. Our goal should be to join the Angel Choir.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday May 1, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial to follow the service at Fullerton Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
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