- December 26, 1919 - March 30, 2017
- Joplin, Missouri
of Lillian's Passing
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Lillian Irene Zimmerman Moss, age 97, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Joplin, MO.
She was born December 26, 1919, In Kansas City, MO, to Martin Christian Zimmerman and Sarah Alice Murphy Zimmerman. M. C., as he was referred to, had four children, one son Kermit and three daughters Dorothy, Marjorie, and RosaLee from a previous marriage. Alice had two daughters M. Edna Dowley and Mina Dowley also from an earlier union.
Lillian was raised in Kansas City and graduated from high school and business college there. She entered the business world, working for Witte Engine Works, which later sold to U.S. Steel.
In 1945, Lillian was married to Reginald Baum Moss who died in 1965. Also preceding her in death were her father Dr. M C. Zimmerman; her mother Alice Zimmerman; brother Kermit S. Zimmerman; sisters Edna Moore, Mina Kelly, Dorothy Eigel, Marjorie Cantril, and RosaLee Middleton.
In the early 1970's, Lillian transferred to Texas with U. S. Steel, retiring there after 41 years with the company. She remained in Texas, moving to Arlington, and lived there until moving to Oxford, KS, to be with her only remaining sibling, RosaLee. After RosaLee's death in 2012, she opted to move to Joplin, MO.
Lillian’s graveside service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, MO. She will be buried in the plot of her choosing between her husband Reggie and her beloved mother Alice Zimmerman.
Thus she comes full circle.
Lillian is survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and some great-grand.