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Nona Rae (Grant) Simon

October 9, 1934 ~ June 3, 2019 (age 84)


Nona Rae (Grant) Simon age 84, of Defiance, died Monday afternoon, June 3, 2019 at Twin Rivers Care and Rehabilitation Center, Defiance. 

Her Legacy… She was born in Continental to Ruth Esther (Rayle) Grant on October 9, 1934.  She graduated in 1952 from Continental-Palmer High School.  In 1954 she married Clifford J. Simon at the Wisterman E.U. B. Church, Wisterman, OH.  She worked for the superintendent of Continental School for three years after graduating. She also managed furniture and the appliance department at Bargain City, and was a co-owner of Simon’s Restaurant, Hamler for 3 ½ years.  She worked for Bloor Furniture Deshler and was a teacher’s aide at Hope School, Henry County MRDD for 12 years before retiring from there in 1994.  Nona was a member of the Holgate United Methodist Church and the Holgate UM Women.  She was a member of the Northwest Ohio Multiple Sclerosis Society, Public Employees Retirement System and their Retirees.  She and her husband resided in Hamler for 33 years before moving to Defiance in 2001.  They celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on February 20, 2014.

Her Family… She is survived her two sons, Rick L. Simon, Milan, MI and Kevin L. Simon, Miller City; a brother, Bruce McKibben, Edon, OH; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Nona was preceded in death by her husband Cliff in January 2017.

Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Holgate United Methodist Church, 677 Joe E. Brown Street,  Holgate on Thursday from 2-8pm. Entombment will be in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance on Friday, June 7th at 10am, followed by the Celebration of Nona’s Life at 11am at the Holgate United Methodist Church with Diane Pickering officiating.   Contribution’s made in Nona’s memory can be made to the Holgate United Methodist Church. 

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June 6, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holgate United Methodist

June 7, 2019

10:00 AM
Riverview Memory Gardens
29231 County Road 424
Defiance, OH 43512

Celebration of Life
June 7, 2019

11:00 AM
Holgate United Methodist

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