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Helen E. Zimmerman

Helen E. Zimmerman (nee Loterbaugh), age 86, of Lorain, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011, at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, after a lengthy illness.
She was born on August 19, 1925 in Columbus. She also lived in Zanesville, OH for a few years before moving to Lorain at the age of 16. Helen was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Peter. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Moose Lodge #552, in Lorain.
Helen enjoyed being with her family, especially when she was able to play with her grandchildren.
Helen is survived by her daughters; Deborah Zimmerman, of Lorain, Tammara Metera, of North Ridgeville, Patricia Johnson, of Lorain, Kimberly Ann Flowers, of Lorain, Cheryl Kitts and Sandra Garnet, both of Florida, 15 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and brother, Ronald A. Loterbaugh, of Lorain.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Floyd, in 1996, son, Harold R. Heartman, grandson, Jason Metera, parents; Chester and Luema B. (Bright) Loterbaugh, sisters; Rose Nessler, Gloria J. Gregg, and Twyla Bradner, and a brother, Donald C. Loterbaugh.
The family will receive friends on Monday, December 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain, where her funeral service will be held at 8:30 pm. Fr. Eric S. Orzech, Pastor of the Catholic Church of St. Peter, will officiate. Her burial will take place on Wed., Dec. 28, at 2:00 pm, at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, with Fr. Eric S. Orzech officiating.


DEC 28. 2:00 PM

Resthaven Memory Gardens

3700 Center Ridge Road

Avon, OH, US

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Rest In Peace.

Cheryl Kitts - December 26, 2011 at 09:46 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thanks for being a wonderful and loving mother. I shall miss you each and every day! Rest in peace and in dad's arms. I love you mommy forever!!!!!

patty - December 25, 2011 at 09:14 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ma, Thank you. The girl you gave me, I will cherish forever. Because of you I have a bride and two wonderful children who will allow us to live forever.

Jim Flowers - December 24, 2011 at 08:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mommy, I love you so much. Rest in peace. I know you are with your true love once again. Kimmy

Kimberly Flowers - December 24, 2011 at 08:15 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Patty, My deepest sympathy to you, your family and all of your sisters. I am going to miss your Mom very much. She is in a better place now .....Surely your Dad is in charge and will take care of her in all of eternity. Be strong Patty, she would not want you to be sad. Love to all. Sue

Sue Johnson - December 29, 2011 at 11:16 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts are with you. May the words in Psalms 55:22 give you hope and comfort.

Barb & Tom Layton - December 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am larrys girlfriend. I would just like to say that Larry talked about his grandmother quite often. He was always talking about all the goodtimes he remembers having with her. Larry will always treasure all of those memories, and carry them with him forever. Larry really loved his grandmother a lot. I Keep reminding him that we have to let her rest in peace.And she could not be in a better place.Always remember she is in heaven with your grandfather.

Raylene Pierce - December 27, 2011 at 04:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Tammy, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Rick & Jean Barger - December 27, 2011 at 03:10 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM


sulma - December 26, 2011 at 07:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

grandma i will always remember the summers i spent at your house growing up with you me debbie tammy patty and kimmey and my fishing buddie grandpa,you lived a long and tiresome life go with be with grandpa and be happy...i love you grandma and will treasue the fun times we all had each summer your skeeter...fifi pierre p.s. debbie tammy patty and kimmey i still will get even with you for dressing me in that outfit.at age 5 im with you guys always in spirit

Larry A. Kitts Jr - December 26, 2011 at 11:19 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM