|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1851|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1928|
Mary was the daughter of William H. Gorrell (1820-1866) and Sarah Jane Ewing (1829-1851).
She married on September 4, 1876, Dekalb County, Indiana, to Jonas Simon.
They lived in Weeping Water Precinct, Cass County, Nebraska, in 1880.
In 1910 Mary was living her daughter and family in Morris Township, Texas County, Missouri.
Her death record says she was buried in Mountain Grove, Missouri, but there is no record of her there.
The Belle Banner, July 12, 1928:
Mrs. Mary A. Simon (nee) Gorrell was born June 13, 1851 near Millsburg, Ohio. In her early girlhood days she united with the Church of Christ of which she was a member at the time of her death. She was married to J.C. Simon Sept. 7, 1876, who preceded her in death 21 years ago. Two children were born to this union, one dying in infancy. Mrs. Simon died at the home of Mrs. E.O. Hofforth her only living child. At the time of her death, June 28th she was 77 years and 15 days of age. She suffered complication of disease and desired very much to get well. She was neat and clean about her person and the last thing that she did was to clean her teeth, comb her hair and call for the scissors to trim her finger nails but this she failed to get done as she was to(sic) weak. A few years ago she came into our neighborhood a perfect stranger.
She didn't push herself on anyone but waited for the neighbors to call on her. The writer was one among the first to do this and found her to be a pleasent(sic), sociable, interesting and entertaining. She read a great deal and was a practical nurse and one well suited for the place in different ways and was willing to do what ever her hands found to do. It has often been said that we need more "Aunt Mary Simons" as C.E. Clark, Messrs. C.W. Wallace, Johnny Bilbrey, Robert McMinn and others can testify I'm sure. She didn't have to hunt a job, the jobs hunted her. She was a model woman, she was left without a mother at 9 days of age but always spoke well of her grandparents, step mother, step sisters and brothers. You would never have known but that they were her very own. She was a welcome guest in any of our homes. "God bless her" as I said to her many times at parting with her. Peace to her ashes. May God bless Mr and Mrs Hofferth and help them follow her as Paul says "As I follow Christ."
A friend and neighbor, Mrs. E.J. Bryan.
William H Gorrell (1820 - 1886)
Sarah Jane Ewing Gorrell (1829 - 1851)
Jonas Simon (1852 - 1907)*
Ina Z Simon Hoffarth (1885 - 1949)*
Created by: Carl Bennett
Record added: May 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26590102
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