ADA — Donavin D. “Don” Zimmerly, 79, died peacefully at 2:20 a.m., on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his residence in Ada. He was born on April 1, 1934, in Lima, to Glenn L. and Helen J. (Allstetter) Zimmerly and they preceded him in death. On Sept. 20, 1953, he married Dorothy L. Jump and she survives in Ada.

Don was a 1952 graduate of Ada High School. After graduation, he started working at Order’s Plumbing & Heating, of Ada. He then worked at Churchill Construction Co. as an asphalt plant operator. In 2000 he retired from Shelly Materials where he worked as plant supervisor.

Don’s hobby was farming his 20 acres of land. He was a member of the County Line Church of the Brethren, Ada, and the Deacon Body. He was active with the food pantry for several years. 

Also surviving are a son, Kenneth (Amy) Zimmerly, of Ada; three daughters Vicki Lombardo, of Coldwater, Mich., Sherri (Joe) Scott, of Plain City, and Kathi (Rory) Sexton, of Lima; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie (Ron) McKee, of Ada, Karen (Luis) Avila, of Russells Point, and Sharon Kipker, of Lewistown; and twenty-one nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Daryl A. Zimmerly; and two brothers, G. Eugene Zimmerly and Robert L. Zimmerly.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., on Friday, March 14, 2014, at County Line Church of the Brethren, Ada, with Pastor Thomas Dearth officiating. Burial will be in Dola Cemetery, Dola. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, March 13, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the County Line Church of the Brethren, 4227 N. Hardin Rd., Harrod, Ohio, 45850 and/or Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 580 Craig Dr. #8, PBM #202, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.

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