Betty W. (Van Meter) Zimmer

March 26, 1930 — Sept. 9, 2021

Betty W. (Van Meter) Zimmer, 91, of Royal Center, passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 at Chase Center.

Born on March 26, 1930, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late George and Lovie (Fiddler) Van Meter.

She was a Metea High School graduate.

On June 25, 1950, Betty married the love of her life, Louis E. Zimmer, who passed away on Oct. 23, 2013.

Betty was a house maker her entire life. She was a member of Metea Baptist Church, and a founding member and past president of the Lamplighters Home Ec. Club.  Along with her husband, she was also a founding member of the Pioneer Pathfinders camping club in Royal Center.

Betty was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She and Louis enjoyed taking their children on vacations and camping trips.  Spending time with her children and grandchildren was her greatest joy.

Survivors include her six children: Gary L. [Peggy] Zimmer of Rosedale, Jeffery L. [Bobbi] Zimmer of Royal Center, Linda S. Zimmer of Royal Center, Sharon L. [David] Smith of Billings, Montana, Randal D. [Jennifer] Zimmer of Winamac and Bradley A. [Anne Haley] Zimmer of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren: Steven [Loretta] Gwin, Sara [Chris] Ramsey, Justin [Erica] Zimmer, Cole [Sabrina] Zimmer, Jacob Couch, Misty [Chris] Wade, Maria Zimmer and Jordan [Maria] Couch; and nine great-grandchildren: Cody and Noah Gwin, Whitney and Matthew Ramsey, Asher Lyman, Braelyn Couch, Paisley Zimmer and Kason and Maverick Zimmer.

She was preceded in death by her seven siblings: Daniel Van Meter, Martha Studebaker, Mildred Rans, Bud Van Meter, Weldon Van Meter, Ernest Van Meter and Donald Van Meter.

Services were held on Monday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, Royal Center.  

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Burial will follow at Indian Creek Christian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Metea Baptist Church and/or the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Betty’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at

(Pulaski County Journal — Sept. 15, 2021)

Pulaski County Journal

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