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Mary Kathryn Simmons

March 8, 1922 May 19, 2018
Mary Kathryn Simmons
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Obituary for Mary Kathryn Simmons

Mary Kathryn Gingrich Simmons died May 19, 2018, following a short period of declining health in her home in Harrisonburg, VA. She was born March 8, 1922, to Aaron Z. and Stella M. Wenger Gingrich of the Mt. Pleasant farm community in Lebanon County east of Campbelltown, PA. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She graduated from Hershey High School and then Lancaster General Hospital as a Registered Nurse in which profession she worked until 1987. She married C. Reynolds Simmons, Jr. of Johnson City, TN, in June 1946 following his graduation from Bethany Seminary in Chicago, IL.

They had four children of whom three survive, Claude in Staunton, Barbara Gautcher in Harrisonburg, and Karen Wolf in Baltimore, MD. Mary Kay, the youngest, died in 1973. Ms. Simmons is survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren which her husband served in pastoral ministry more than fifty years for congregations in the mid-Atlantic states.

A memorial service is planned for 2:30 PM Saturday May 26, 2018 at the Strite Auditorium of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, where she has been a resident since 2006. Cards may be sent to Barbara Gautcher, 524 Viewmont Ct., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater is entrusted with arrangements.

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2:30 PM 5/26/2018 2:30:00 PM - 3:30 PM 5/26/2018 3:30:00 PM
VMRC Strite Auditorium

1401 Virginia Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

VMRC Strite Auditorium
1401 Virginia Avenue Harrisonburg 22802 VA
United States

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