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Wendell William Simnitt

Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas, USA
Death 3 Jan 1984 (aged 61)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section K Lot 144 Grave 3
Memorial ID 175485742 · View Source
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Date Of Burial: 1/5/1984
Wendell W. Simnitt, 61, of Springfield died at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1984, at St. John's Hospital.

A resident of Springfield since 1954, Mr. Simnitt was born in Clay Center, Kan., the son of Pearly and Dorothy Kiner Simnitt.

He married Dorothy Shreves in 1948.

A painter by trade, Mr. Simnitt was last employed by the George Grimmett Construction Co.

He was a member of the Baptist Church in Clay Center, Kan., and the painters local 90 in Springfield.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; four daughters, Mrs. Ray (Ethel) Hardesty of Springfield; Mrs. Don (Patsy) Pankey of Virginia; Mrs. Fred (Carol) Wiessing of Springfield and Mrs. Frank (Judy) Dineen of Auburn; two sons, Edward J. VanHorn of Urbandale, Iowa and Senior Master Sgt. Gary VanHorn stationed on the Philippine Islands; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; stepmother, Mrs. Rosella Simnitt of Rupert, Idaho; one sister, Mrs. Pat Crawford of Long Beach, Calif.; one brother, Jack Simnitt of Wichita, Kan.; one stepsister, Mrs. Beverly Olson of Heyburn, Idaho; four step-brothers, Ronnie Fullen of Long Beach, Calif., Dick, Bob and Loren Sumnitt [sic], all of Rupert, Idaho; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were at the Staab Funeral Home.

Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 1984
Paper: State Journal-Register (Springfield, Illinois)
Page: 7
Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Wendell Simnitt
State of Issue: Kansas
Date of Birth: Saturday September 30, 1922
Date of Death: January 1984
Est. Age at Death: 61 years, 3 months
Last known residence:
City: Springfield; Southern View
County: Sangamon
State: Illinois
ZIP Code: 62703

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  • Created by: Darrin Moore
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175485742
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wendell William Simnitt (30 Sep 1922–3 Jan 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175485742, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Darrin Moore (contributor 47815365) .