Gertrude E. Simmons

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Gertrude E. Simmons, 82, of Sykesville, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Carroll Lutheran Village.

Born June 9, 1931, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Och Zartler. She was the wife of the late Guy Leroy Simmons Jr., her husband of 23 years.

She had worked as a secretary for Westinghouse for 23 years. She enjoyed gardening, attending local events and flea markets with her friends and traveling, especially to Ocean City.

Surviving are stepchildren Diane L. Simmons, and Mark R. Simmons and wife Kathleen; a sister, Anna Brathuhn; a brother, John Zartler; granddaughters Meghan and Colleen Simmons, and Kathryn Irfan and husband Uzair; a great-granddaughter, Maliha Irfan; numerous nieces and nephews, including Susan Crowl; and a friend, Barbara Tyler.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Krug Chapel, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster. Internment will follow in Lake View Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The ALS Association, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005; or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements are by Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home in Eldersburg.

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Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home
6028 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on May 7, 2014
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