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Kathy L. Zimmerman, 56, of New Boston, passed away at home on Friday, March 19, 2021.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Nichols Bewley Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Kathy’s family and arrangements.

Kathy Lynn Stokes was born March 21, 1964, in Monticello, Arkansas, the daughter of David Roy and Gretchen Simmons Stokes. She married Eric Alan Zimmerman on December 31, 1994, in New Boston, IL. They were later divorced.

She had worked many years as a telecommunication supervisor with McLeodUSA.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory include her children, Renee Sanders of New Boston, James Sanders and daughter-in-law Emily Janisch of Elk Grove, James R. Munson III and daughter-in-law Shaleshia Munson of Conway Arkansas, and Jennifer Zimmerman and son-in-law Brad Lingafelter of Aledo; grandchildren, Aiden Sanders, Emma Sanders, Ryleigh Sanders, Cailyn Lingafelter, Ariana Lingafelter, and one granddaughter, MaryAnne Katherine Munson, lovingly expected in August 2021; brothers, David Scott Stokes of Pine Bluff, AR, Michael Wayne Stokes of Arkansas and Newton Leroy Stokes of Arkansas; and dear friends, Darlene Bates and Jamie Paul.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband and father of her children, Eric Zimmerman; and one grandson, Styles R. Munson.

Please share your love support and memories with Kathy’s family on her Memorial Tribute site at

Posted online on March 22, 2021