Obituary of Enos Zimmerman

Enos Doyle Zimmerman, age 91, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Friday, August 20, 2021, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, KS. He was born August 22, 1929, in Isabella, OK, the son of William Andrew Zimmerman and Eda Mae Fuller Zimmerman.

He married Wilma Turner on July 19, 1948, near Hepler, KS. She preceded him in death on December 25, 2011.

Enos had a great sense of humor. One of his favorite sayings was “after 9:00 ain’t nobodies’ business what I do.”

He would always whistle while he worked or be singing. He loved his grandfather clocks.

Enos was ambitious, take on challenges that other didn’t think possible. Examples include building an A-frame solar house and all the challenges with it, building a garden tractor without a frame, and taking on building a church in his 80’s.

He was caring in his own way. He felt a responsibility to care for his family, especially his parents when everyone else moved away.

He studied the Bible often in his spare time and loved to tell you what he discovered in his studies. His favorite verse couldn’t be just one, so he chose an entire chapter, Psalm 23.

Survivors include four sons, Doyle Zimmerman and wife Rebecca, Ft. Scott, Donathan Zimmerman and wife Ruth, Tolar, TX, David Zimmerman and wife Teresa, and Darel Zimmerman and wife Crystal, all of Ft. Scott; 19 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Besides his wife Wilma, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, an infant, Elmer Zimmerman and Shelby Zimmerman; 2 sisters, Elsie Foster and Wilma Mitchell; 3 grandchildren; and his parents.

Pastor Larry Stevicks will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 25th, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Tuesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Emmanuel Baptist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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