October 26, 1930 - December 17, 2021
In the Provenance of God, Evelyn Pattengill Zimmerman, a lifetime resident of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was surrounded by family when she entered her eternal home on Friday, December 17, 2021. She was born in Cape Girardeau on October 26, 1930, to Nellie Pray and W.C. Pattengill. The family relocated to Benton, Missouri, where she attended Benton Grade School and Benton High School. During her senior year of high school, she was the Captain of the Benton High School Basketball team because of her athletic ability and leadership skills. After high school, she attended Southeast Missouri University. While working as a waitress at the Southern Cafe on Morgan Street in Cape Girardeau, her sister and brother-in-law Alice & Loren Hopper met her husband. She and Jim Zimmerman married in Pigot, Arkansas, on December 23, 1951. Jim Zimmerman was deceased on September 13, 1998. Evelyn retired from Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator in 1982. She spent her retirement traveling and volunteering at Lynwood Baptist Church, Daughters of American Revolution, and AT&T Pioneers. Surviving Evelyn is her daughter, Alice Zimmerman Seale, husband Gene, grandson, Johnny Seale and wife Carley, and great-grandchildren John Beck Seale and Earnest Seale. Her son Parker Zimmerman and wife, Jonalyn, grandson Ryan Zimmerman, wife Amy, great-grandson Parker Zimmerman, and many nieces and nephews also survive her. She leaves behind a sister-in-law, Nola Pattengill, living in Branson, Missouri. She was preceded in death by five sisters and six brothers. Evelyn had a gift of hospitality in entertaining family and friends in her home for a meal. Always ready to give a hand-up to anyone that needed it. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Southeast Hospice Cape or the charity of your choice. We want to thank the loving care from Marjorie Conway, Jill Essner, Tammy Bening, Maranda Mills, Deb Schwartz, Lisa Hawkins, and Gail Lichtenegger. Also, the many friends that loved and cared for her. A reception will be held at a later date.
In the Provenance of God, Evelyn Pattengill Zimmerman, a lifetime resident of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was surrounded by family when she entered her eternal home on Friday, December 17, 2021. She was born in Cape Girardeau on October 26, 1930,... View Obituary & Service Information
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