Laura Elizabeth (Betty) Zimmerman Bircher, 95, of Crockett, Texas, went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2019. Laura was born April 28, 1924 to Lloyd and Pearl Zimmerman in Independence, Kansas. In 1941, she married Wilbur Bircher and they lived in Independence, Chanute and Caney with her husband’s employment.
After his retirement they returned to Independence where they enjoyed their church, traveling, dancing, camping and playing games with friends and spending the winter months in South Texas. During their 62 years of marriage they were blessed with 3 children: Marilyn Sue O’Dell, husband, Larry. of Billings, MO, Joyce Kepley, husband, Alan of Crockett, TX and son Bill Bircher; 8 grandchildren, Lorrie Charlton of Montana, Mike O’Dell of FL,, Lorraine Lehnerz of Montana, John O’Dell of Montana, Emily Kepley Henkhaus of TX, Jason Kepley of Saudia Arabia, Lloyd Bircher and Denise Bircher Benton; 18 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Gene Zimmerman, Lloyd (Bub) Zimmerman, sisters Wilma Wilson and Lila Zimmerman, and great-granddaughter Riley O’Dell.
Graveside services will be held in Independence at Mount Hope Cemetery at 10:30 am on December 7, 2019. Memorials may be sent to: NICU 1200 St. South Great Falls, Montana
Walker & Walker, Grapeland, TX in charge.