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Alice Roelofs Jellema Simril
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1922
Death: Aug. 29, 2007
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA

SIMRIL-Alice Roelofs (Jellema) 85, formerly of Clarence Center, NY died Wednesday, August 29, 2007 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Mrs. Simril grew up in East Aurora and Glendale, OH and graduated from the University of Michigan. After three years service in the US Navy during World War II, she attended the Corcoran School of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She raised three children and was active in environmental and church work.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verne L. Simril. Survivors include her children, Lyman M. Jellema of Cleveland, OH, Rev. Alice M. Jellema of Baltimore, MD and Joanna G. Kleppinger and her husband, Ron, of Fredericksburg; two step-sons, Scott Simril of Calif. and Mark Simril of Colorado; brother, Prof. H. Mark Roelofs and his wife, Sarah, of East Aurora, NY; two sisters, Miriam H. Ellis of Staten Island, NY, and Joan Garber of Freeport, ME; two grandchildren, Michael and John Kleppinger.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 1, in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Buffalo, New York. Memorials may be made to Miriam Hubbard Roelofs Scholarship Fund, East Aurora High School, 1003 Center St., East Aurora, New York 14052. Online guest book at

"May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercies of God, rest in peace, and light perpetual shine upon them.".

Published in the Buffalo News from August 31 to September 1, 2007

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Simril Death Records in the Social Security Death Index

Alice R. Simril
Born: 1922 Died: 2007
State of last residence: Virginia
State issued: Michigan

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April 4, 1922 - August 29, 2007 age 85 years

last residence VA 22407 (Fredericksburg, Rockbridge County)

Family links: 
  Howard Dykema Roelofs (1893 - 1974)
  Miriam Elberta Hubbard Roelofs (1894 - 1985)
  Verne Loyd Simril (1918 - 2001)
  Alice Roelofs Jellema Simril (1922 - 2007)
  Howard Mark Roelofs (1923 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Other.
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Oct 26, 2011
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