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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Mary Zimmer

Mary Louise "Mary Lou" Zimmer (Ricci)

Monday, September 10th, 1928 - Friday, November 8th, 2019
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Mary Louise Ricci Zimmer, 91, of Athens, passed away Friday morning, November 8, 2019.
She was a native of Pittsburgh, PA and a longtime resident of Athens. She was a daughter of the late John G. and Priscilla Francis Ricci. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Robert T. (Bob) Zimmer, a sister Jane Edwards and a brother Jack Ricci.
She was a 1947 graduate of Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh, PA, where she was a member of the SBCs.
She was a longtime member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church of Athens. Mary Lou was associated with 1st National Bank in Athens for 30 years in the Loan Dept.
She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Linda and Mike Corash of Kingsport and Kim and Richie Parker of Knoxville; a son and his spouse, Bill and Debbie Zimmer of Niota; two granddaughters and their spouses, Lindsay and Brandon Statum and Molly and Chase Clounch; two grandsons, Matthew Melton and Chase Parker; and one great-grandson, Bryant Statum.
A funeral service will be conducted 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. David Graybeal officiating. The committal service will be 11:00 am, Wednesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Melton, Brandon Statum, Chase Parker, Chase Clounch, Neal Stoczynski, Bruce Edwards, and Bryant Statum.
The family suggests memorials be made to Keith Memorial United Methodist Church of Athens or Athens/McMinn YMCA.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    Address
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    1010 South White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Interment

    Location
    Cedar Grove Cemetery
    Address
    Hill Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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    Notes
    Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00 am

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JoAnn Rutherford Alderman

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My sincere sympathy to the family of Mary Lou Zimmer. She was a former co-worker at First National Bank and had such a sweet outgoing personality. We will miss you Mary Lou at our FNB gatherings.
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