Chester V. “Chet” Simmons

January 03, 1922 ‒ January 27, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Chester V. “Chet” Simmons, age 93, of Fredericktown passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 with his family by his side.

He was born on January 3, 1922 in Knox County to the late Lon and Gladys (Vernon) Simmons. Chet was employed and retired from National Seating Company in Mansfield as a machinist. He was a lifetime member of the Salem United Methodist Church, a 75 year member of the Wayne Grange, and was a member of the National Ford Fordson Tractor Association. He enjoyed camping and his farm. The family will miss the over 40 year tradition of the 4th of July family campout at his home.

He is survived by his wife, of over 73 years, Florence (Kempton) Simmons; two sons, Donald (Roberta) Simmons of Mount Vernon, Dean (Bonnie) Simmons of Fredericktown; three grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Chet was preceded in death by his grandson David R. Simmons; his brother Cecil Simmons; and his sister Velma Ruhl.

A graveside service will be held on Friday beginning at 1PM at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church.

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  • Dear Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and sympathies go out to your family. Chet was a very loving and hardworking man. He will be most certainly missed. Rest in peace our friend and may God bless your family during this time and the days ahead.

    John & Diana

    • Thanks so.much for your thoughts and prayers. Your friendship has been special down through the years.
      Florence and family

  • Dean, Bonnie and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your love one,
    many blessings and prayers.

  • Chet was a good and kind man. He will be missed by many. Our prayers and sympathies go out to your family.

    Dean, Connie, Emily & Brady

  • Florence , Dean, Bonnie, Don,Roberta and family
    Skip and I very sorry for your loss we will miss visiting with Chet we always enjoyed our visits and he was missed at Grange, we are losing too many of our great Grange members but they have been in our thoughts.
    Skip and Bev.

  • Prayers for the family. I was very sorry to hear about your loss. Cherish the good memories always. May God bless you through this trying time. Please know that you are not alone.

  • Dear Florence and Family;
    We got to know you through the Grange and boy do we have some great memories – all of those parade floats for the Grange and Chet always pulled the floats with his special Ford Tractor! Those are the memories that we will cherish. May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you, Donnie and Roberta, Dean and Bonnie. You are in our prayers.

    Love, Lisa, Jim and Gerald Tharp

  • We will miss Chet greatly! We enjoyed seeing him and Dean at our open farm this past October and when we would run hayrides past the house in the fall! He was always ready with a friendly country wave and a smile! That is how we will always remember him! You’ll be in our prayers! God Bless!

    Love Scott, Chris, Linda, Jeffery & Hunter Fields

  • Dear Florence, Donald, Roberta and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Your beautiful family is his legacy. We are honored to have you as our friends and neighbors at Autumn Health Care. May peace be with you and his spirit.

  • We are sorry to hear about Chet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We enjoyed our times with Chet at Grange.

  • Dear Florence and family,
    Prayers for you and the entire family. So many memories through the years of getting together with Chet and yourself. Listening to my dad and Chet talk about tractors, working on Grange projects or picnics back at the pond. You both were very special friends to mom and dad. Chet will be missed by many.

  • So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to your family. love and prayers. Randy and Shelly Whited Kemmer and Family