Elsie L. Simon

January 26, 1920 ‒ December 31, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  Elsie L. Simon, age 97, of Mansfield passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born January 26, 1920 in San Diego, CA, and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1937.  Elsie worked at Tappan during the war, but dedicated 20 years to Gorman Rupp where she worked in the cost department in the Mansfield office.  She retired in 1990.

A lifelong area resident, Elsie was a member of Mayflower United Church of Christ.  She was a history buff and was active with the Ohio Genealogical Society where she served as a Trustee.   Curious in nature, Elsie loved to travel and had literally visited the four corners of the earth including Russia, Hong Kong, Europe and Hawaii from which she collected many “what-nots” from her travels.

A snappy dresser, Elsie took pride in her appearance, and was also tough enough to wield a bow and shoot targets or go hunting.   Strong in her convictions, some may say stubborn, but she was also generous to a fault.  She loved music and dancing, especially to Bob Seger’s Old Time Rock n Roll.  Elsie dearly loved her family and spending time with them.

She is survived by a son Ronald (Wanda) Simon of Naperville, IL, a daughter-in-law Judy Simon of Mansfield; two grandchildren Trisha (Robert) Tschantz and  Robert Simon; 7 great grandchildren Amber, Ashley, Danialle, Joshua, Jessica, Brandon and Breanna; and 13 great great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Simon in 1968 and her son Gary Lynn Simon in November, and her siblings Harold Moore and Lillian Longshore.

Friends may call Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 3-7 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Friday at 12 noon.  Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Richland County Historical Museum.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • Elsie was a very special lady. Her and I had may laughs while doing her hair. She told me stories of her adventures when she was young..She is one in a million..
    She could just warm your heart with het smile.
    I will missi visiting her and her smile.

    Barb Mullins

  • Our sincere condolences to her family. Elsie was a very special lady!
    Always looking forward to her next adventure.

    The Bill Weiss Family