Betty Simms

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January 31, 1931 - July 15, 2011

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Friday, July 22, 2011 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Friday, July 22, 2011 at 1 p.m.


Betty June Simms, 80, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and gigi passed away peacefully on July 15, 2011. Born and raised in Portsmouth, Ohio and resident of Westerville, Ohio since 1962. She is preceded in death by her husband, W. Bruce Simms, father Sherman Brown and mother Reda Mae Brown, brothers Peerless and Clyde, son Michael and daughter, Robin. She was an accomplished watercolorist and spent a lifetime loving to sew and cook. She also taught painting classes at the local senior center. A member of Central College Presbyterian Church. She retired from Roush Sporting Goods where she made thousands of high school varsity jackets proudly worn by students throughout central Ohio. She was a proud member of Westerville Water Babes who dearly loved her fellow members and never missed an opportunity to attend a luncheon or special outing. Over the years, she has provided many family members and friends cherished memories of her love and caring. She is survived by her sons, David (Debbie) and Brian (Angie); grandchildren, Heather Smith (Kevin), Gene Riggs, Jennifer Simms, Emily Hindbaugh, Eric Hindbaugh and A.J. Hindbaugh; great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Logan, Michael, Gavin and Lukas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Friday July 22, 2011 at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville, Ohio with visitation from 11:00 to1:00 p.m. Rev. David Redding officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery.


Debbie Williamson - Jul 20, 2011

I’m so sorry to hear about Betty. I’ve known Betty about 7 years from the westerville community center. She was a very sweet person and I will miss talking to her very much. If there is anything I can do please let me know. My prayers will be with you during this trying time.

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