The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


September 1, 2013

Landon R. Zimmerman

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Landon Ryan Zimmerman, age 3, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield.

Landon was born Nov.15, 2009, in Overland Park, Kan. His parents were William Raymond Zimmerman and Zoe Amethyst Riddle.

Landon lived his life filled with joy. He loved music, laughter, playing, and Barney. He enjoyed playing in the water, going on walks and to school. He made a powerful impact on everyone he met. Throughout his life he gave us the faith to believe, the hope to dream, and the love to see it through.

Surviving is his mother, Zoe Riddle, Springfield; his father, Billy Zimmerman, Oswego, Kan.; maternal grandparents, John and Allison Riddle, Springfield; and Christina Ann Slimp and Dustin Michael Shellenburger, Joplin, Mo.; paternal grandparents, John Raymond Zimmerman, Chetopa, Kan. and Susan Lynn Allison, Columbus, Kan.; maternal great-grandparents, Pamela Kay Putman, Branson, Mo., Jimmy Lyle Riddle, Midway, Ark. and Glen Dale and Bonita Lee Bennett, Columbus; paternal great-grandmother, Loretta Zimmerman, Chetopa; and maternal great-great-grandfathers, John Carthel Putman, Harrison, Ark. and Herbert Lee Conrad, Galena, Kan. Landon was preceded in death by twin sisters, Elsie Sue Gilmore and Camden Gray Gilmore.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. Pastor Yvi Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena.

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