Obituaries

Obituaries

Joyce Evelyn Lamb Simons 1926 - 2008 Rockford, Mich.

Services for Joyce Evelyn Lamb Simons, 81, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Niles. Burial will at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rockford Cemetery in Rockford, Mich.Mrs. Simons died Thursday, March 27, 2008.She was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Rockford, Mich., the daughter of John and Helen Lamb. She graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, Mich., in 1944 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Michigan State University in 1948.Mrs. Simons taught kindergarten in the Battle Creek/Lakeview School district and then spent her life as a homemaker and music and piano teacher. She was involved in the music ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Niles for many years. She also coordinated the Alzheimer's support group in Niles for nearly 35 years.She married Richard T. Simons in 1950. He preceded her in death in 1994.Survivors include two sons, Eric Simons, Ortonville, Mich., and Robert Simons, Whitehouse, Ohio; two daughters, Karen Simons, Ortonville, Mich., and Sharon Hettinger, Lawrence; a sister, Lois Lamb, Rockford, Mich.; four grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, ALS Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, sent in care of Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.pedersonfuneralhome.com">www.pedersonfuneralhome.com</a>.