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 Martha Jane <I>McCarty</I> Zimmer

Martha Jane McCarty Zimmer

Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Death 13 Apr 2016 (aged 91)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 161003076 · View Source
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Jane McCarty Zimmer, 91, passed away Wednesday evening, April 13, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Greenwood.

She was born July 12, 1924 in Johnson County, IN to Basil and Florence (Hughes) McCarty. She graduated from Center Grove High School in 1942. She graduated from Indiana University, where she majored in vocals and music. She was a former member of Mt. Pleasant Church in White River Township and Greenwood United Methodist Church, and is a current member of Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church.

Jane married William “Bill” Zimmer on July 15, 1945, and he preceded her in death December 7, 2012. Together, they opened Zimmer’s restaurant in Greenwood and also had a location in Plainfield. They opened one of Greenwood’s first nurseries in 1969 on Madison Avenue. They also had owned Village Shops in Greenwood since 1966, where she enjoyed sitting on the front porch and selling produce with her son. She loved to visit with the community from that location.

She was a music teacher at Clark, Edgewood, and Greenwood schools. She retired from Southwest Elementary School in Greenwood in 1982.

Jane spent time in the community in many activities, including the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Tri Kappa sorority, and was formerly on the Greenwood Planning Commission. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a lifetime member of the Johnson County Historical Society.

Survivors include her son, David M. Zimmer of Greenwood; grandchildren, Brian (Jessika) Zimmer of Charlotte, NC, Nicole (Daryl) Cook of New Whiteland; Geoffrey Zimmer of Plano, TX; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Zimmer; sons Gary Zimmer, Jack Zimmer, and two sons at birth; brothers Mark and Maurice McCarty; and a sister, Marian Tearman.

A memorial visitation will take place 4-8PM, Monday, at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main Street. A memorial service will take place at 11AM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Franciscan Hospice House, 8414 Franciscan Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46237 or the Johnson County Community Foundation, Zimmer Fund, P.O. Box 217, Franklin, IN 46237.

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  • Created by: Beverly Zimmer
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161003076
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Jane McCarty Zimmer (12 Jul 1924–13 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161003076, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Zimmer (contributor 47498767) .