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Mary D. Simons

Posted on Aug. 10, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Jan. 8, 1960 - Aug. 7, 2013

ELKHART — Mary Denise Simons, 53, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at St. Vincent Seaton Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mary was born Jan. 8, 1960, to the late William and Mary Ellen (Fernatt) Ford in Beckley, W.Va.

Surviving is her husband, Dennis R. Simons; children Amber (James) Abel and Dylan D. Jones, all of Elkhart; siblings Michael (Robin) Ford of Anstead W.Va., and Joan “Maybelline” Ford-Dyer of Charlotte, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Sally Ford, Thomas J. Ford and Rebecca Wright.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mary was a loving wife, mother and friend who loved being around other people and children. She loved her three dogs and eight “self-adopted” grandchildren, and visiting the casinos with her husband and daughter.