Betty L. Zimmerman, age 86, of Strong City, KS, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County in Cottonwood Falls, KS.Â The daughter of Jack and Genevieve Haden, she was born January 1, 1929, in Appleton City, MO.Â She graduated from Toledo Township High School in 1946.She was married to Jerry Mosby (deceased) of Wellington, KS, for 20 years and they were the parents of five children. Â She and Robert Zimmerman were married December 13, 1969, in Tacoma, WA.Â While they lived in Washington, they raised peacocks, geese, ducks, and hogs, plus had a pack burro to protect the other animals from bears.Betty enjoyed sewing, quilting, doing and teaching ceramics, and also owned craft stores in Wellington, Cottonwood Falls, and Strong City.Â She crocheted many hats and blankets for premature infants through a program from hospitals.Â She worked at Beverly Enterprises nursing home as a certified nurse aide and activity director.Â She & Bob operated Fox Creek Ranch, then managed the motel both in Strong City.Â They were gate attendants at Council Grove Reservoir for 22 years.Â They enjoyed â€œRVingâ€.She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob), of the home; Â two sons:Â Mike Mosby (Kay) of Haviland and Pat Mosby (Tonja) of Strong City; three daughters:Â Sandy Brown of Strong City, Debbie Blasi (Bill) of Wellington; and Betty Page (Steve) of Lake Stevens, WA; a brother, Billy Haden (Ruth) of Wamego; 13 grandchildren:Â Roy Brown of Strong City, Brian Brown of Wellington, Michelle Brownlee (Mark) of Wellington, Melissa Janzen of Wellington, Jason Blasi of Wellington, Jessica Mosby of Americus; Angela Mosby of Haviland, Marie Lester of Granite Falls, WA, Lori Hyvari (Steve) of Granite Falls, WA, Bill Lilgreen of Lake Stevens, WA, Kelli Armour (Tim) of Palestine, TX,Â Derek Mosby of Emporia, KS, and Chris Mosby of Strong City; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and three step-children:Â Bobby Zimmerman, David Zimmerman, and Loree Deede all of WA.Â She was preceded in death by her parents.A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery at Toledo Township.Â Memorial contributions to the Chase County Senior Center may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.Â Condolence messages may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.
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