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Sarah Emma Locke Zimmerman


Posted By: Pat Kiser (email)
Date: 4/16/2007 at 09:23:27

Lovilia Press, Thursday, July 10, 1919

On a farm near Marysville, Ia sixty-two years ago on March 3, 1857 Was born to James and Mariah Locke a daughter, Sarah Emma, their youngest child, whom we know as Mrs. George Zimmerman.

She journeyed life's rugged and thorny path 62 years, 4 months and 3 days and then fell asleep in Jesus her precious savior, whom she loved and served many years. She was the youngest of a family of 14 children, 7 boys and 7 girls, and grew up in and near Marysville, both her father and mother having died while she was quite young and she lived with her older brothers and sisters.

When 18 years of age she was married to John Sims to whom was born a son Jesse Otis Sims. Later she went with her son to Kansas where her brother John was living and took up a claim. There she met and married George Zimmerman at Garden City, Kansas March 8, 1887.

God in his mercy has given them 32 years together, blessing the union with five children--2 boys and 3 girls, of whom but 2 girls survive.

When young she confessed Christ as her savior and lord, joining the Evangelical Church, and at the time of her decease was a faithful and constant member of the M.E. Church of Lovilia. The lord has blessed her with an unusual "growth in growth in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the peace of God which passeth understanding has guarded her heart and mind thru Christ Jesus" until he took her home at five minutes before 10:00 o'clock Sunday evening July 6th.

Mother Zimmerman is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. M.S. Cairns of Wataga, ILL, Mrs. Frank Chance of Lovilia, 1 son Jesse O. Sims of Moline, ILL, 8 grandchildren, one brother Jesse Locke and 3 sisters, Mrs. Benj Davis of Marysville Ia, Mrs. William Gullion of Knoxville, Ia, Mrs. John Esshom of Marysville, Ia with an innumerable body of friends who loved her dearly and will miss her sorely, for she was gifted with the happy faculty of making a friend of all she came in contact with. She often spoke of going home to be with herlord whom she loved.

Toward the last her only concern was for the welfare of those she loved and the salvation of their souls.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, Lovilia at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday July 8, conducted by Rev. Hamilton and assisted by Rev. Carins. Burial in Woodland cemetery.


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