Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 27, 2011 3:30 pm EDT


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After a life of dedicated service and love, Mary Opaline “Opie” (Waddell) Simmons went to her final rest on Sept. 25, 2011.

Born on June 14, 1925, Opie was a primary school teacher for more than 30 years, an avid bird watcher and animal lover, and enjoyed reading, specifically the works of Beatrix Potter. She was a Methodist, and a 61-year member of the Knox Chapter 236 of the Ohio Order of the Eastern Star. Opie received her degree in education from Ohio University, and was a member of Phi Mu.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Simmons, in 1969; and her daughter, Mary Beth Miller, in 2005.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Lee Miller (Keith); granddaughters, Melissa “Missy” Moreland (Shawn) and Kimberly Hahn (Eric); grandson, Robert “BJ” Miller (Kristin); and great-grandchildren, Blake, Brant, Brice, Kaylin, Taylor and Payton.

Services will be held at the Danville United Methodist Church, 408 S. Market St., Danville, on Friday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. with burial in Workman Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Danville United Methodist Church in Danville.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Danville United Methodist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village in Louisville and Fischer Funeral Home in Danville

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