Jean S. Simmons

Jean S. Simmons

Jean S. Simmons, age 86 of Orrville, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at her residence in Orrville, following a period of declining health.

Jean was born on May 28, 1932, in Aitch, Pennsylvania to William and Mary (Stone) Shultz and graduated from Huntingdon (Pennsylvania) High School. She married Forrest William Simmons on June 8, 1952, in Entriken, Pennsylvania. Forrest survives.

Jean served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked with the clerical staff at PPG in Barberton and as human resources manager for PCA in Rittman, retiring in 1995.

Jean was an auxiliary member for Aultman Orrville Hospital. She enjoyed gardening, her cat Mandy, and spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are two sons, Bill (Ellen) Simmons of Viernheim, Germany and Steve (Kim) Simmons of Marshallville; daughter, Lisa (Michael) Joyce of Orrville; grandchildren, Danny, Andrea, Michael, Megan, Hannah, Thomas and Emily; great-grandchildren, Avery and Claire; and brother, Sonny (Ruby) Shultz.

Jean was preceded in death by both parents and sisters, Gladys Brindle and Betty Lou Norris.

Services will be held at Auble Funeral Home, 512 E. Oak St., Orrville, on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Chester Hitchock officiating. Burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 1:15 p.m.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. prior to the funeral. Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home's website at

Memorials may be made to Aultman Hospice, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708.

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