Audrey Ellen Zimmer, 87, passed away surrounded by her girls on March 23, 2019 at Santa Marta retirement community in Olathe. Audrey was born February 16, 1932 in Madison, South Dakota. She was third of 13 children born to Luella and Achille Minnaert. After graduating from high school Audrey worked as a bookkeeper in Sioux Falls. She met her husband, Paul, while living with his sister, Rita Zimmer. They became residents of Shawnee in 1959, where they raised their six daughters. Audrey was a wonderful cook, talented seamstress and, most of all, a gentle and loving mother to her girls. All those who met her were instantly taken by her kind heart and her willingness to help others.
Audrey was proceeded in death by her husband of 59 years, Paul Zimmer, and her grandson Timmy Robinson. She is survived by her 6 daughters, Paula Doyle (Jim), Batesville IN; Dawn Zimmer (Bill Adams), Indianapolis, IN; Linda Zimmer (Peter Keyes), Eugene, OR; Ellen Feiden (Tom), Lenexa, KS; Connie Striebinger (Chuck), Overland Park, KS; Rebecca Ballard (Steve), Kansas City, MO. In addition, Audrey leaves twelvegrandchildren, Ben Robinson; Ryan, Sam and Hank Adams; Greta Keyes; Pete, Daniel and Mary Feiden; Charlee Striebinger; and Audrey, Joe and Caroline Ballard.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 30th at 11:00 A.M preceded by a visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 11311 Johnson Dr. Shawnee, KS. 66203. Memorial Contributions may be made to Catholic Community Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association. Assistance by Funeral Advocates. Arr. Signature Funerals 406 E. Bannister Rd. #D. Kansas City, Mo. 64131.
Ellen and sisters. Your Mom was a beautiful lady who raised a wonderful family. She is now free . My heart is sad for you all . Hold all those best memories tight during this sad time. She showed you everything you need .
Connie, Becky, Ellen and sisters,
It is clearly evident where you all get your radiant beauty. May your beautiful mother rest peacefully with your dad. What a gift you all were to her.
This weekend prayers at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish Brookings will include your Mom. As your Mom and Dad were members of the parish when they lived in Brookings the first years of their marriage and also Sr. Marlene’s and my sister she will be remembered in prayer. I believe that Paula was baptized here as well. God bless you all. We’ll be with you in prayer.