Mary Louise Simmons
February 13, 1915 ‒ January 25, 2017
LEXINGTON: Mary Louise Simmons was delivered from her earthly body to the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ Wednesday night January 25, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was 101.
She was born February 13, 1915 to parents Milo & Clara (Berger) Howard in Marengo. After graduating from Mount Gilead High School with the class of 1933, she was employed as a secretary with the Morrow County Extension Service and later Headwaters Soil Conservation District.
On September 9, 1945, she married John T. Simmons and they shared 64 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 2010. Now they are together again.
For 45 years, the couple made their home on the Meri-Jon Farm in Perry Township before retiring to Lexington in 1990. She was a member of Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church, Williamsport Grange #1815 and was active in school and community organization in the Johnsville area.
She is survived by a daughter Becky Simmons of Lexington; sons Bob (Linda) Simmons of Shelby and Tom (Carol) Simmons of Galion; grandchildren Scott Simmons of Columbus, Chad (Susan) Simmons of Columbus, John (Nicole) Simmons of Ashland, Troy Simmons of Shelby, Dana (Josh) Adkins of Shelby, Debra (Terry) Redick of Mt. Gilead, Dennis (Karen) Shoaf of Mt. Gilead and Candace (Mike) Irwin of Mt. Gilead; 16 great grandchildren.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Gerald Howard, Hubert Howard and Gladys Porterfield.
The Simmons family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Mary Louise’s life will begin immediately at 12 p.m. Pastors Karen Wagenhals and Ray Linn will speak. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made at the funeral. Please, make checks payable to Johnsville Grace UM Church.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Mary Louise’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them -or to watch her tribute video- at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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