Obituary for Brenda L (Robinette) Zimmerman

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Brenda L (Robinette) Zimmerman

February 9, 1956 - February 19, 2012

Brenda L. (Robinette) Zimmerman, age 56 passed away Sunday morning, February 19, 2012 at her residence in Morgantown. By her side, was her loving husband, Lennis A. Zimmerman whom she married on December 7, 2003 in Brown County.

She was born February 9, 1956 in Franklin to Lomen D. "Doc" and Shirley J. (Conway) Robinette. Brenda worked as a Shipping Clerk from 1982 to 2002 for Arvin Industries in Columbus. In 2002, she dedicated herself to raising and help train horses on her family farm.

She is survived by her mother: Shirley J. Robinette of Morgantown; husband: Lennis A. Zimmerman of Morgantown; daughter: Sheila Marie (husband, Andy) Burgess of Brown County; son: Harley Shane Clifton of Franklin. Brenda will be remembered by her brother: Michael D. (wife, Teresa) Robinette of Columbus; and two grandchildren: Andrew Jacob & Cole Allen Burgess both of Brown County.

She was preceded in death by her father: Lomen D. "Doc" Robinette on August 2, 1995.

Brenda's true passion was raising and training horses for her friends. She was very involved with helping many children with their 4-H Project's for the Johnson, Morgan & Brown County Fairs. She was a member of the Valley Riders Saddle Club in Franklin, Pony Organization of America and attended Cottonwood Christian Church in Brown County.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the Zimmerman family at

Information: 812-597-4670


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Born: February 9, 1956
Died: February 19, 2012

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Kari (Richardson) Smith posted on 1/1/00

Sheila - so sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


nancy campbell posted on 1/1/00

lennie i am so sorry to hear about brenda . she was such an awesome person.please let bruce and i know if there is any thing we can do .lots of love


nancy campbell posted on 1/1/00

lennie i am so sorry to hear about brenda . she was such an awesome person.please let bruce and i know if there is any thing we can do .lots of love


Terri (Giroud) Hyle posted on 1/1/00

Dear Robinette family, Today, I just learned of Brenda's passing. I was looking on the internet, hoping to find a way of locating Brenda, just to say hello and to see what my childhood friend was up to. It has been so many years that I do not know if any of you will remember the Giroud family who lived down the street from you in Franklin and perhaps Greenwood (which would have been before my time). Brenda and I shared a few birthday parties since our birthdays were only 3 days apart. I remember playing together and later, when your family moved to Florida, I remember visiting you there a few times. It sounds as though Brenda found love and happiness in her life. I am so glad that she did and so very sad to learn of her passing. I remember her as a spirited, strong little girl. I am certain she was always that: spirited, strong, full of life. My condolences to you all.


Randell & Becky Lee posted on 1/1/00

Lenny, Randell and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Brenda's passing. Please know we are thinking of you, if there is anything we can do for you let us know Take care, God Bless. Randell and Becky


martha malm posted on 1/1/00

Our family sends our deepest sympathy in the loss of Brenda. We had known her through Morgan and Johnson County 4-H horse programs and Valley Rider Saddle Club. We will miss her. She had a significant impact on many children involved with POA ponies and horses. Sincerely, Dave, Martha, Sarah, Anna and Joe


Sharon Key posted on 1/1/00

~ They''ll Be The Whisper In Your Heart ~ They''ll be the warmth in every breeze And the wind that blows the leaves They''ll be the whisper in your heart And the soft touch upon your cheek . They''ll be the angel in your dreams And the bright stars up in the sky They''ll be the laughter of each child And the new born baby''s gentle cry . They will the chirping of the birds As each new morn they sing They will be as free as butterflies That fly upon the whispering wings They will never be forgotten The ones that have gone on But someday we'll be with them Right near His royal throne. Although we shed some tears In our hearts we see them home They're the angels watching over us Keeping us always , safe and warm ... ~*~ Thinking of you ... Love Sharon Key


Lynn Woodworth posted on 1/1/00

Lennie,Sheila, Andy, Andrew, and Cole, I am so sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed getting to know all of you over the years through Lennie's BBQ Bonanza at our home, Sheila and Ben working together at Laura and Jerry's, then getting aquainted with the boys at school. Brenda was a big help with both kids and horses. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.


PATTY Durbin posted on 1/1/00

Aunt Shirley, My heart goes out to you and the family. It is so hard parting with our loved ones, especially when they are a part of our daily lives. I know you and Brenda had a beautiful relationship. I don't think I ever was around Brenda when she was not smiling and cracking jokes. She brought a lot of joy and laughter to the people she met. I'm praying that God wrap His arms around you and the family, that you may feel His presence. I hope it gives you comfort knowing others care and how much we love you.


Leesa Long-Friedlander posted on 1/1/00

Hi Lennie, Leesa Long here. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. I'm so very, very sorry. I would love to catch up with you sometime. I'm home visiting my mom quite often. If you can send me your email or phone then I will contact you next time I'm in town. Once again, please accept my deepest condoleces. Love, Leesa


Jackie Fuller posted on 1/1/00

Shirley, Don & I want to you express our deep sorrow on the passing of your daughter. We and the National Guard gunfighters want to send our heartfelt condolences to you and the entire family.


Debbie Reynolds posted on 1/1/00

Lennie, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you. Debbie Reynolds and Betty Jasper


Paula Finn posted on 1/1/00

Lenny my condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.