Judith A. Simmons (1951 - 2019)

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FORT LORAMIE — Judith A. (Staver) Simmons, 67, of North Street, (Newport) Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at her residence early Saturday morning, January 12, 2019. She was born March 14, 1951, in Greenville, Ohio to the late George M. and Thelma E. (Midlam) Staver.

Judy is survived by a long-time companion, Melvin Grisez of Newport; three children: Joseph Simmons and fiancee Brenda Schulze, Jodi Simmons and fiance Jeffrey Burke, and Jennifer Simmons and fiance Allen Fraizer, all of Minster; ten grandchildren: Derek Simmons, Dustin Simmons, Cory Schulze, Chad Schulze, Tasha Brueggert, Dillon Grimm, Jacob Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Destiny Leugers, and Colton Robbins; eight great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Dave and Deb Staver of Ansonia and Sharon and Mike Lyme of Ansonia. She was preceded in death by one brother, George Staver, and an infant sister, Theresea Staver.

In 2014, Judy retired from the Minster Machine Company where she worked in the foundry for 35 years. During her leisure time, Judy enjoyed flower gardening, shopping and campfire cookouts. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 16, at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie, with Chaplin Andral Gooden presiding. Interment will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday between 3 and 7 p.m. and Wednesday 9 and 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley, , or a . Private condolences may be expressed at

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Gehret Funeral Home
64 Elm St.
Fort Loramie, OH 45845
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Published in The Daily Advocate from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2019
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