Deborah Zimmerman, 66

Deborah Zimmerman, 66 years, of Hicksville, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.  Deb was born December 14, 1953 in Hicksville, Ohio, the daughter of William “Bill” and Floella (Devers) Handy.  She was a 1971 graduate of Hicksville High School.  Deb then attended Davis Business College.  She married Gary Zimmerman on October 14, 1972, in St. John Lutheran Church, Hicksville, and he survives.  Deb was the owner of Priority Plus Tax Service in Hicksville for the past seven years.  She is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals as well as the National Association of Enrolled Agents.  Deb was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of America.  She loved Christmas and Halloween.  Deb loved animals.  She loved to spend time with friends, but she truly treasured the time she spent with her family creating memories.

Surviving is her husband, Gary of Hicksville; one daughter, Angie (Jay) Powell of Hicksville; step grandchildren, Amanda (Tony) Stahl and Joshua (Victoria) Powell; step great-grandchildren, Xavier, Drake, Blayde and Faith; mother, Floella Handy of Hicksville; sisters, Pat of Arizona, Kay of Minnesota and Jan of Mark Center.  She was preceded in death by her father, Bill.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2020 in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville with Pastor Jack Teeple officiating.  The family request that those who attend the graveside service to remember social distancing and the use of a facemask.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Hicksville.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Fort Defiance Humane Society.

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