Lucille K. Simmons 90, Ephrata, homemaker, member of Pilgrim Bible Church, avid crocheter

By on February 26, 2014

Lucille K. Simmons

Lucille K. Simmons

Lucille K. Simmons, 90, of Ephrata, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Fairmount Homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lester H. Simmons, in 1996.

Born in Earl Township, she was the daughter of the late Barton Sylvester and Gertrude (Weaver) Stover.

She was a homemaker and a member of Pilgrim Bible Church.

She was an avid crocheter, crocheting many lap robes for Ephrata Hospital. She also enjoyed Search A Word and jigsaw puzzles.

Surviving are three children: Joyce E. Hoffman, Akron; Dale L., married to Pat Simmons, Ephrata; Stephen R., married to Linda Simmons, Gordonville; four grandsons: Jason and Geoffrey Simmons and Timothy A. and Thomas A. Hoffman; five great-grandchildren: Brittany, Madison and Mackenzie Simmons and Zachary T. and Keira L. Hoffman and two brothers: Leonard S. Stover, Quarryville and Jay D. Stover, New Holland.

She was preceded in death by four siblings: Evelyn Stone, Dorothy Stover, Gerald Stover and Alfred Stover.

Her funeral will be held Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland with Pastor Norman Greiss officiating. Interment in Zeltenreich Cemetery. A viewing will be held at Groff-High on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to Pilgrim Bible Church, 5367 Paes Rd., New Holland, PA 17557.

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