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Alma Simmons

ALMA M. “WINK” SIMMONS, RN (nee Wenke) age 92, beloved wife of the late George M.; loving mother of Jane Carbeck (husband James Saveker), Nancy Goldstein (husband Craig), and Richard Simmons (wife Penny); devoted grandmother of Jennifer McArthur (husband Douglas), Katherine Robbins, Sarah Garcia (husband Anthony), Anna Brady (husband Chris), Caroline and Turner Simmons and great-grandmother of Magnus, Toran, Milo, Joshua, Kylee, Taylor, Nayara, and Norianna; dearest sister of Anne Bennett, Janice Lehman and the late Ruth Jensen and Henry Wenke; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Alma was born on March 3, 1926 in Rose Hill, Delaware and passed away on January 1, 2019. She was a resident of Chagrin Falls for 5 years, formerly of Lyndhurst. Alma was a former member of Lyndhurst Presbyterian Church and a Girl Scout Leader. She graduated High School in Delaware and worked as a RN. Alma enjoyed babysitting and spending time with her family. She loved traveling, taking road trips and spending time at the beach. Alma will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Alma to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2 PM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Private burial at Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery in Russell Township. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Alma at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.)  SUNDAY, February 24 from 1-2 PM.

The Family Requests No Flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Hi it is Toran McArthur and I loved my grama Wink and she used to baby sit me when I was little now I am 12.

    • She loved you much, Toran! All of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids were so blessed receive her care and share her joy of life. She is at peace.

    • Hi Toran,Thank you for the sweet message. It is the first one we got. I will be out to see you on January 16th and we can hug a lot and talk about Gramma Wink, how special she was to all of us and how very much she loves you.
      Lots of Love. Gramma Jane.

  2. Dick, Nancy, and Jane,
    I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. She was like a second Mother to me during my teenage years. She accepted me for who I was and never was judgemental. She alowed me to hang out in her basement during some rough times. Dick, if your in town give me a call 216-536-5407. She’ll be missed by all.

    • Jeff, thank you for your message. Mom wanted to be sure we let you know when she passed. You were my best friend in high school and college and absolutely a second son for Mom. Left you a phone message. We’ll talk soon.

  3. To all of “Winks” family. It was so nice to have known Wink and to work with her many years at Hillcrest. My sympathy for your loss, Marilee

  4. Jane, Nancy and Dick- I am sadden to hear of your Mothers’ passing. She was such a fun aunt to me. I will never forget the summer my brother Joe and I came out by bus to visit your Mom and Dad. We were kids and it was our first trip alone and leaving Delaware. Your parents took us to a baseball game, a park and just spend time with us. She was instrumental for me to become a nurse. I will miss her smile, her laughter and spirit. Love to you all.

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