Margie Dayle Simmons

March 22, 1923 ‒ February 26, 2019

Johnsville, Ohio


JOHNSVILLE: Margie Dayle Simmons passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in her home.  She was 95.  Margie was a follower of Jesus Christ, devoted wife, loving mother, caring grandmother and strong anchor to her family and friends.

Born to William and Lena DePue on March 22, 1923, Margie was raised in Mansfield, Ohio. Her father and mother owned and operated a grocery store downtown where Margie and her sisters were taught how to take care of their family by working hard and helping each other.

After graduating, Margie was employed as a secretary for the standard oil company. On August 7, 1948, Margie married the love of her life Guy Simmons. They made their home in Johnsville, Ohio where they raised their three daughters and opened Mar Guy Drive-In Restaurant. Together they served the community for 29 years before retiring to Lake Wales, Florida.

Margie was a lifelong member of Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church where she played the organ and the piano. Margie continued to share God‘s love through music when she and Guy became members of Alturas United Methodist Church.

Margie loved any opportunity she had to fellowship with family and friends. She enjoyed reading her Bible, playing the piano, putting together puzzles, playing games and sharing stories with family and friends.

The loss of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend will leave a space in our hearts only to be filled with her love and the legacy she has left behind for all of us.

She is survived by her daughters Patty (Chuck) Scott of Johnsville and Linda Frazier of Galion; son-in-law Gary Ray of Piketon; five grandchildren Philip Ray of Port William, John (Amy) Ray of Waverly, Rachelle Smith of Columbus, Brian (Stephanie) Scott of Johnsville and Megan Frazier of Chicago; six great-grandchildren Alyson, Drake, Abby, Krew, Mia and Lucas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Guy Wesley Simmons; daughter Jeanne Ray; sisters and brothers-in-law Merridelle and Harry Sowers, Margueritte and Dick Shaffer; grandson Shane Frazier.

The Simmons family will receive friends Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Margie’s life will begin immediately at 11 a.m. Her nephew, the Rev. Bill Sowers will speak. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Margie’s memory to Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church or OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Aunt Margie touched many lives and lived as a great Christian example for all of us to follow. She and Guy raised a wonderful family. The Mar-Guy Restaurant was an example of their hard work and service to the community. The Lord is gladly receiving one of HIs own. Well done Margie.

  • Margie was my first “boss” I loved her then and still today. Please accept my sincerest sympathies

    Cheryl Williams Howe.

  • Such a sweet lady, I learned a lot from her at the Mar-Guy and grateful for the three years of working with her and the family! Sincere condolences, Brenda McQuillen

  • I have very fond memories of Margie . Her and Guy gave me my first job at Mar-Guys. SHE BANISHED me to the kitchen because my swirl was wrong all wrong. And she handed me over to Guy. Thanks to those 2 wonderful people i spent many many years in the food indusrry. Good memories I loved that lady

  • Margie Simmons, what a wonderful lady! Margie and Guy gave me my first job. I learned so much from Margie. Her patience was amazing and she always took those few extra minutes to explain how things were done.
    I also have attended church with Margie for many years. Her ability to play the piano was exceptional. She always had a smile on her face as she played. How I wish I could have played the piano just like her.
    I love you!
    May God wrap his arms around her family to comfort them.

  • Patty, Linda, Gary and all the family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Margie’s passing. I probably won’t be able to be with you all on Saturday. I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. The many times I got to be with Margie at Jeannie’s I will always cherish. May God comfort you all at this time In Christian Love, Sharon Thompson

  • Our prayer’s are with you during this time. God gained an angel, we will dearly miss her. God be with you.

  • Oh what a dear lady… Margie offered me my first job as well. What a wonderful family you all are! May her memory always warm your heart. With sympathy Kim Hessey

  • Patty and family ~ so sorry to hear about your Mom. She and your Daddy were great people!
    Working at Mar-Guy is one of my favorite memories!
    Love to y’all

  • Mrs. Simmons was my first employer at the Mar-Guy. My sister Diana also worked there during her teenage years. She was a kind, caring, and lovely woman. Always full of energy. She will be dearly missed by the entire community. With our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. God bless you. The Gail B. Smith Family: John, Diana, and Shanna.

  • I remember Margie from the mar guy, she always had a big smile on her face, she was such a precious Lady, I have missed her and guy since they left the Marg guy, I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family. Ruth Williams Jordan

  • Your all in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close during this time.
    Dave and Brenda Thompson family

  • Oh Patty, Chuck, Linda & the Simmons Family, I am saddened by this news, yet so excited for Margie at the same time. As a lot of people have already mentioned, Margie was a huge part of the Johnsville community for many, many, many years. 2 of the sweetest, most beautiful, caring Christians you’ll ever meet. My father, Mark Reep, was the Pastor at their church, Johnsville Grace U M Church, from 1967-1977. The Simmons’ were a huge part of that ministry. Margie’s beautiful piano playing was such an inspiration to me. I used to watch & listen to her very intently every Sunday morning. For the most part I learned to play a lot like Margie, putting extra notes and beautiful runs in the music. We loved her so much. Through the years, after my dad took other appointments, we always kept in touch with them and all the other great people from Johnsville. I could go on & on…God bless your family, I will be thinking about you. Love to you all. Ruth

  • She ran the race and won the crown!! We have wonderful memories of this super family…upside-down banana splits were always a favorite! God bless and care for all of you!