Bobbie Joanne (Smick) Zimmerman


Bobbie Joanne (Smick) Zimmerman, 64, of Mackinaw, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, which had been the place of her birth on Oct. 28, 1950. She was the daughter of the late Richard Smick and Marihelen Marshall. Bobbie was the wife of the Rev. Dr. J. Keith Zimmerman, since June 6, 1970; mother of Gretchen Marie (Erik) Doyle and J. Andrew (Jamie) Zimmerman; grandmother of five; and sister of Adell (Bill) Woods. After raising her children, Bobbie worked for 10 years in the management office at Market Place Shopping Center in Champaign and for five years as a realtor in the Quad Cities. Her life was committed to her family, her Christian faith and helping those in need, especially children.A celebration of her faith and life will be held today, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of the Mackinaw United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joy Schlesselman officiating. Following services, the family will greet guests in the church's fellowship hall from noon to 2 p.m. Haensel Funeral Home in Mackinaw is assisting the family with arrangements.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mackinaw UMC Outreach Ministries or The Baby Fold "Christian Life Fund" in Normal. Online condolences may be made at - See more at: