Keith ‘Alan’ Zimmerman died March 25, 2009

Keith “Alan” Zimmerman, 60, of Independence, MO peacefully passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family.

Alan was born October 13, 1948 in Independence, MO to Keith D. and Mary Lou (Barnes) Zimmerman. He graduated from Truman High School in 1966. His love of music led him to KU, graduating with a degree in Music Therapy. Mr. Zimmerman was an Eagle Scout and was a Brave in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Alan was a High Priest and former pastor of the Raytown Community of Christ Congregation. His world revolved around his family, and he had a special bond with his grandsons. Mr. Zimmerman was passionate about diversity, acceptance, inclusion, and he was known for his generosity to all. Alan is survived by his life partner, Richard Kent-Jordan; former wife and best friend, Fran Zimmerman; son, Geoff Zimmerman and wife Jennifer; daughter, Jenny Jewell and husband Ben; grandsons, Bryce and Connor Zimmerman; his parents, Keith and Mary Lou Zimmerman; sisters, Nancy Weber and partner John Holmes, Becky Queener and husband George; and by a host of extended family and friends.

Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the KU Med Cancer Center or to GALA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com. Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel.