May 24, 2015
Deborah A. Simmons, 68 of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away at 4:24 pm on
Sunday, May 24, 2015, in her residence, after a long battle with cancer.
Deborah was born on
June 16, 1946 in Berlin Center, Ohio, to Robert and Dorothy (Landon) Knecht. On October 12, 1973, she married Roger
L. Simmons, who survives.
She was a resident
of Warsaw since 1975 and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw. Deborah graduated from North Liberty
High School, North Liberty, Indiana in 1964. She studied data entry at Business
Service Association, South Bend. She
worked at St. Joseph Bank, South Bend and Data Management, Warsaw.
Deborah is survived
by her husband, Roger L. Simmons, Warsaw; three children, Brian (and spouse
Abby) Simmons, New Palestine, Jeffery Simmons, Lafayette and Christopher
Simmons, Fort Wayne; two step children, Tammy (and spouse Al) Churchill,
Jones, Michigan, and Richard Simmons, Elkhart. She loved spending time with her
grandchildren, Mitchell, Connor, Sam, Ivey, Dexter, Landon, Natalie, Andrew,
Matt, and Rachel. She is also
survived by two brothers, Jim (and spouse Rosalee) Knecht, Apple Valley,
Minnesota, and Bob (and spouse Jan) Knecht, South Bend; two sisters, Beth
Norris, South Bend, and Andrea (and spouse Gerry) Wharton, Gainesville,
Georgia. She was preceded in
death by her sister, Kathy.
She loved motor
homing with her husband, her grandchildren and her two Welshies, Kirby and
Kelsey. She also enjoyed being at
home and gardening.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be at 10:00 am Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Warsaw, with Father Phil DeVolder officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery,
Visitation hours will
be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Friday, May 29, 2015, in McHatton-Sadler Funeral
Chapel, Warsaw. A rosary will be
recited at 7:00 pm, Friday evening in the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers,
the family request memorial contributions may be made to Our Father’s
House, 401 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana 46580; Right to Life of North
Central Indiana, 109 West Market Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 or to IU
Health Goshen Hospice, 200 High Park Avenue, Goshen, Indiana 46526. (5-27-2015)
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