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Helen Louise (Sloan) Simmons

May 15, 1931 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 90)



Helen Louise Simmons, 90, of Rushsylvania, Ohio passed away Tuesday morning, July 20, 2021, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Helen was born in Logan County Ohio May 15, 1931, to the late Emmet L. and Mildred Pauline (McIntosh) Sloan.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Melvin Sloan and sisters, Ruth I. Fleming and Annabelle Roberts.

Helen is survived by her husband of seventy three years, Virgil Eugene Simmons.  She is also survived by her sons Larry Simmons of Bellefontaine and Bob Simmons of Rushsylvania; three grandchildren: Lisa (Scott) Engle, Kari (Andrew) Blankenbeker and Matthew (Steph) Simmons; a step-grandchild, Christopher Engle and five great-grandchildren, Jocelynn, Baileigh, McKinley, Piper and Charlee.

Helen was a member of the Rushsylvania United Methodist Church.  She worked as a cook for twenty plus years at TP Lanes.  Helen also operated Helen’s Beauty Shop and the Dew Drop Inn in Rushsylvania.  She loved quilting and will be missed by all who knew her.

A private family graveside service will be held in the Rushsylvania Cemetery.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Simmons family.



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Private Graveside Service

Rushsylvania Cemetery
7333 Co. Hwy 9
Rushsylvania, OH 43347


Rita Riedmiller Medical Scholarship Fund % Mary Rutan Foundation
205 E. Palmer Rd., Bellefontaine OH 43311

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