Lucille F. (Kuhlman) SimmonsFebruary 18, 1919 ~ August 28, 2017 (age 98)
Lucille F. Simmons, 98 of Chardon, formerly of Burton and Chagrin Falls, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Residence of Chardon Nursing Home. She was born in Euclid on Feb. 18, 1919, daughter of the late Fred and Elgia Amanda (Smith) Kuhlman. She was a graduate of Chagrin Falls High School in 1936. After graduation, she worked for Brewster and Church Dept. Store and rose to the level of buyer for a new gift department. In 1945, she married Howard Simmons, who preceded her in death in 1998. As her family grew more independent, Lucy began working for the Chagrin Falls School System in the cafeteria. After Mrs. Sprague retired, Lucy took her place at The Rec Center. Always an active volunteer, she was a book sorter at the Burton Public Library and participated in Scrappers at the Burton Congregational Church. She was proud of her roots in Chagrin Falls, and her family, including her son Sherriff Red, (George “Red” Simmons) who was Sheriff of Geauga County for 11 years before he passed while still in office. Travel and spending time with her family and friends filled her retirement, as it had her early years.
Two daughters, Karen Kolberg of Chardon and Linda (James) Russell of Newcomerstown; her daughter in law Carol Simmons of Burton; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and eleven nieces and nephews survive Lucille. Her parents; her husband Howard; her son Sheriff George “Red” Simmons; two brothers, Edwin Huge and Robert Kuhlman; and stepbrother Clarence Kuhlman preceded her in death.
A Gathering of family and friends will be 10:00-11:00 A.M., followed with a Memorial Celebration of Life at 11:00 A.M Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, OH 44062. Burial will follow at Welton Cemetery, Burton, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to Burton Public Library, PO Box 427, Burton, OH 44021 or to the Leprechaun Foundation, 7035 Columbia Rd., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.
Burton Public Library
P. O. Box 427, Burton OH 44021
7035 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls OH 44138