CONNEAUT — Shirley A. Simons, age 84, of Ashtabula, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Villa at the Lake.
She was born May 29, 1929, in Schuylkill Co., Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Weikel) Hepler. She married the love of her life Richard M. Simons on August 19, 1952.
Mrs. Simons worked for several years for the Department of Welfare in the children’s home office, and she served on the Lake to River Girl Scout Council. Shirley enjoyed crocheting and has made many beautiful quilts over the years. She was an avid BINGO player, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Terri (Don) Bonsall of Glen Arm, Md.; sons, Michael (Kathy) Simons of Ashtabula, and Jeffrey (Leslie) Simons of Chardon; two grandchildren, Katelyn Simons-Combs, and Peter Bonsall ; and a sister Dorothy Rundall.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Simons in 2005; brother, William Hepler; sister, Nancy Radle; and her parents.
At her request, no calling hours or services will be held. A private graveside service will be held at Kelloggsville Cemetery in Monroe Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is handling arrangements. Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.