July 05, 1934 ‒ August 21, 2017
Palm Coast, Florida
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Rita Simmons, age 83, of Palm Coast Florida and formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 5, 1934 in Akron, Ohio the daughter of Guy E. and Nina (Simmonds) Lipps. Rita was the previous owner and operator of Lipps Portrait Studio in Mount Vernon.
She was a member of Gay Street UMC and Flagler Beach UMC. She had served as President of the Photographic Art Specialist Ohio and was a member of the Professional Photographers of Central Ohio and the Professional Photographers of America. Also, she served as Worthy Matron of Evelyn Chapter #146 Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi of Mt Vernon and the Zeta Pheta of Florida.
She is survived by a brother Bob Lipps, a daughter Susie (Simmons) Kontul, a son, Glen Simmons, 7 grandchildren, Kyle Simmons, Molly (Prince) Beckler, Sabrina Simmons-Hansen, Christina Prince, Lance Simmons, Mike Kontul Jr, Donna Marie Kontul and 8 great grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Dale Simmons and her sister Jackie Carpenter.
Friends may call on Friday September 1, 2017 from 4 – 8pm at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral home where a memorial service will be held on Saturday beginning at 10 am. Rev. Bryan Moore will be officiating. A Graveside Service will follow at 1pm in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville, Ohio.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Flagler Beach United Methodist Church, Flagler Beach, Florida.
Memorial Contributions in Rita’s may be made to Flagler Beach United Methodist Church.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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