Iverna R. Kohler Simmons, 90

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Iverna Rosella Kohler Simmons, 90, of Kilgore, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Carroll Golden Age Retreat, Carrollton, after a period of declining health

Born Feb. 3, 1930, in Kilgore, she was a daughter of the late Earl H. and Froma Kohler.

A graduate of Carrollton High School, Iverna worked in the bakery at the former Al’s Foodliner in Carrollton and worked for Wood’s Grocery and Kilgore General Store in Kilgore.

Iverna attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrollton and the former Kilgore Lutheran prior to its closing. A farm girl all of her life, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting and volunteering at her church and for Loudon Twp. VFD fundraisers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Mervin Kenneth Simmons in 1995, and brothers, Gerald and Roger Kohler.

Surviving are sons, Richard Lee (Sharon) Simmons of New Athens and M. Paul (Kay) Simmons of Amsterdam; two grandchildren, Darla K. (Ron) Lucas and Luke P. (Brandi) Simmons; a brother, Melvin J. (Nora) Kohler; four great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

 A graveside memorial service is being planned for a later date in Harlem Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Loudon Twp VFD, 7177 Germano Rd SE, Carrollton, OH 44615.  Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with her arrangements. www.kochfuneral.com

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