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Violet V. Simms

August 21, 1948 — November 29, 2019

Violet V. (Blake) Simms, age 71, of Wind Ridge, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.

Born August 21, 1948 in Daybrook, WV, she is the daughter of the late James Edward and Mae (Richmond) Blake.

Violet was a Greene County resident most of her life. She married William Simms, Sr. on February 22, 1969 and they were happily married for 50 years. Violet enjoyed scrapbooking, cooking and babysitting her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, William J. Simms, Jr., of Wind Ridge, PA, Debra (John) Fitzgerald, of Moundsville, WV and John Wayne Simms, of Cameron, WV; five grandchildren, Kayla Fitzgerald, of Belaire, OH, Grace Fitzgerald, of Moundsville , WV, Johnathan, Corey and Liana Simms, all of Cameron, WV; three great-grandchildren, Karalyne Nice, Greyson Fitzgerald and Klayton Fitzgerald; four sibling, Doris Archbold, of Moundsville, WV, Ruby (Bob) Witherow, of Wellsville, OH, Peggy Hughes, of Jefferson, PA and Fred Blake, of Missouri.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, seven siblings, Ethel Rivers, Helen Able, Sandy Whipkey, James Edward “Buddy” Blake, James “Woody” Elwood, George Blake and Jackie Blake.

Friends will be received on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jimmy Jarvis, officiating. Burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo, PA.

Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, December 1, 2019

2:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Visitation

Sunday, December 1, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Service

Monday, December 2, 2019

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Graveside

Monday, December 2, 2019

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

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