Mary Ann Simons, 92, formerly of Oak Court, Port Washington died peacefully at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 8, 2008.
She was born September 8, 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama to Alfred and Barbara Lepsch Smith. She married Leon F. Simons of Antigo, Wisconsin on July 10, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1951 they moved to Port Washington from Antigo and later moved to Texas, returning to Port Washington living on Oak Court in 1985 and moving to Lasata in 2006. Her husband preceded her in death July 19, 1985.
Mary Ann worked as a secretary for the Ozaukee County Public Health Nurse Service from 1961 to 1972. Volunteering was important to her and she was active with the Red Cross, St. Peter’s Church and it’s Ladies Guild. She loved to read and will be remembered for her incredible sweet tooth and her ability to light up a room with her smile.
She is survived by daughters Nancy (Tom) Stehlik of Pensacola, Florida and Sharon (Dick) Zahn of Port Washington and sons John Simons of Milwaukee and Jeffrey Simons of Belgium. Further survived by grandchildren Julie Arendt, Michael Stehlik and Jim Stehlik, great grandchildren Casey Arendt, Thomas Stehlik, Cecelia Stehlik, Kaitlyn Stehlik and Abigail Stehlik, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband and brother Earl Smith.
Rev. Patrick Wendt will celebrate a Memorial Mass 7 pm Friday, January 10, 2008 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1800 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington. Family will receive friends from 5 – 7 PM Friday AT CHURCH.