Myrtis A. Simmons, 95, a Narragansett Indian, of Charlestown, formerly of Indian Run Village in Wakefield, died peacefully at the home of her niece. She was the wife of the late Ralph Simmons.
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Born in Wickford, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Howard V. Champlin and Mabel (Perry) Sebastian. Myrtis lived in Boston, Mass., and worked as a seamstress for many years. She also worked at the Rhode Island Medical Center until her retirement in 1985.
She is survived by a brother, Richard Sebastian, and a sister, Juanita Reels, both of Ledyard, Conn. Myrtis was the sister of the late Harold, Catherine and Mason Champlain; Clifford, Emmanuel and Vincent Sebastian; Doris LaCorbinere, Evelyn Reels, Phyllis Waite, Margery Pinson and Constance Sampson.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in First Hopkinton Cemetery, Fairview Avenue, Hopkinton, R.I. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield, R.I.
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
88 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Published in The Westerly Sun on July 30, 2012