Mrs IDA ZIMMERMAN DAWSON 73, ill since she suffered a paralytic
stroke last March 23, died at last night at her home at 209 West Eighth street.
A native, life-long resident of Mt.Vernon, she had been an active and devout
member of FirstMethodistChurch since the age of 12 years. Her life had
been centered in church activities and in her home.
She was the widow of Charles Dawson, a pharmacist and drug store
owner in Mt.Vernon for many years, who died Jan
Funeral Rites Sunday
The body was returned this afternoon from the Weisinger
Funeral Home in the late residence where it will remain until it is taken to FirstMethodistChurch for the funeral service at Saturday. Burial will be in
Bellefontaine cemetery. Dr. Frank R. Greer, First Methodist minister, will be
the officiating clergyman.
Three nieces and three nephews are the nearest surviving relatives
- Mrs. Elsie Zimmerman, Mt. Vernon, a teacher in Hedges Central grade school;
Miss Loeraine Zimmerman, Mt Vernon, a teacher in
Kokomo, In; Miss Alice Zimmerman, Evansville a teacher in Evansville Reitz High
School; Carl A Zimmerman, superintendent of Logansport Ind
schools; Robert Alexander, St. Louis, an insurance company executive and Thomas
Zimmerman, Mt. Vernon, Ind.
Mrs. Dawson was a member of a prominent early local family. She
was the last surviving child of John Zimmerman and Elizabeth Seifert Zimmerman.
She was graduated from Mt.VernonHigh School in 1895 and in 1903 married Charles
Very Devout Methodist
Few members of FirstMethodistChurch had taken a more active role in its
affairs and her deep religion was reflected in her individual life. She was a
Sunday school teacher for a number of years. She was a charter member of the
Woman's Society of Christian Service and was presented an adult life membership
by the local society in appreciation of her service as a group leader. She was
also Communion stewart of
First Methodist and prominent in affairs of the Mt. Vernon Council of Church
In addition to her affiliation with church organizations, she was
a member of the Diligent Workers Home Economics Club.