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 Jo Ann <I>Jones</I> Simon

Jo Ann Jones Simon

Death 28 Jun 2012 (aged 78)
Virginia, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 92763362 · View Source
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Jo Ann Jones Simon, 78, of Harrisonburg, passed away June 28, 2012, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born March 31, 1934, the oldest child of the late Alexander Nelson Jones and Alta May Richardson Jones, of Mason Cove in Roanoke County. Jo Ann grew up in Roanoke County and Craig County where she graduated from New Castle High School in 1951. In July of 1951, Jo Ann married the love of her life, Robert E. Simon Jr. (Bob), who survives. They shared 60 years together in a loving, devoted marriage. Jo Ann was a happy homemaker who raised her three girls, including her younger sister, with joy and a love for life. She was a member of Peter's Creek Church of the Brethren. She was an excellent cook who loved to entertain. Jo Ann and Bob hosted many dinners and family get togethers. Their home was always a warm, welcoming gathering place. Later in life she worked in the trucking industry with Bob in Virginia and North Carolina, retiring from George Transfer as terminal manager in Mocksville, N.C. in 1993.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Kay Roberts; and two brothers, Frank Jones and Tracy Jones.
Survivors include her daughter, Alta Davis and husband, Lowell, of Elkton; son-in-law, Jim Roberts, of Mt. Crawford; and her sister, Debbie Kavitz and husband, Jack, of Salem; the grandchildren she was so proud of, Jennie Lam and husband, Jonathan, Beth Kavitz, Greta Davis, Caleb Davis, Ashley Williams and husband, Brandon, Cassey Roberts; great-grandson, Hunter Kisling.
As Jo Ann requested her body will be cremated and the ashes buried at a later date. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. June 30, 2012, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater, with Pastor Dan Bassett officiating. Also, Jo Ann requested in lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901, or the charity of your choice.
Published in Roanoke Times on June 29, 2012


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