Barbara Simmons

Obituary of Barbara J Simmons

Sheffield Twp.- Barbara J. Simmons, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Villa at the Lake. She was born on August 21, 1928 in Newton Falls, Ohio the daughter of Paul F. and Naoma (Collins) Yeagley. Barbara received her bachelor's degree from Mount Union College and spent her career teaching elementary education for Geneva Schools. She was a longtime member of the Gageville United Methodist Church, where she was the past choir director, organist, and church board secretary. Barbara was a member of the Eastern Leading Star Lodge #79 for over 75 years. She is survived by her son, Bruce Willing; stepsons, Ronald Simmons, Terry Simmons, Keith (Connie) Simmons and David (Evelyn) Simmons; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Brown. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Alvin Simmons; and a daughter, Beth Willing. Calling hours will be held, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 6PM-8PM at the Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:00AM at the Gageville United Methodist Church, 4071 State Route 193, Kingsville, with Pastor Terry Simpson, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Barbara may be given to the Gageville United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available. Online guestbook and condolences available at
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Visitation atFuneral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home & Cremation Services
345 Main St.
Conneaut, Ohio, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Gageville United Methodist Church
4071 State Route 193
Kingsville, Ohio, United States
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