Janet A. Zimmerman, 79, of Lititz, and formerly of Manheim; beloved mother, and grandmother, died peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Moravian Manor Retirement Communities. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late David M. and Grace A. Heistand Zimmerman. Janet graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a bachelor’s degree in education. Through the Eastern Mennonite Missions, Janet taught at Roslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. She also taught at Manheim Christian Day School, and Linville Mennonite School in Southern Lancaster County. For many years she was involved with the Head Start Program for all of Lancaster County as well as the Community Action Program. She was a member of Pursuit Church, Manheim and was a representative for the Mennonite Central Committee. Janet had a deep and caring interest in people and was involved in “Healing Word Ministries” in Central PA.
Surviving is a daughter, Joy W. Zimmerman of Lititz, two sons: Walter E. husband of Jen Zimmerman of Lititz, Jason E. Zimmerman of Atlanta, GA, eight grandchildren: Natasha, Marcus, Wyleisha, Kai, Jasiah, Payton, Wesley, Jason Jr., two brothers: David K. husband of Ruth Zimmerman, of Lititz, Wilbur L. husband of Judith Zimmerman of Ephrata, and two sisters: D. Pauline Zimmerman of Lancaster, Vivian C. wife of Jeffrey L. Kessler of Manheim.