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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Simmermon, Lois J. (Bowden)




Lois J. Bowden Simmermon Oakmont Lois Jane Bowden Simmermon, 91, of Longwood at Oakmont, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. She was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Freeport, to the late Clarence Andrew and Edith McCall Bowden, and was a 1944 graduate of Freeport High School. Lois received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and taught at Second Ward School in Tarentum. Lois was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, PEO Chapter, the Garden Club of New Kensington, and Women's Auxiliary Ashland University Board of Trustees, and a volunteer at UPMC St. Margaret hospital. Lois was a lifelong member of Methodist churches and attended in Freeport, New Kensington, Arnold, Oakmont, and Faith United Methodist in Fox Chapel. Lois was a member of the choir at New Kensington Methodist Church, Oakmont Methodist Church, Faith United Methodist Church, and Arnold Methodist Church. Lois loved to travel and visited all 50 states, over 60 countries and all seven continents. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James E. Simmermon; children, James K. (Karen), of Allegheny Township, Thomas (Pat), of Cranberry Township, John, of Phoenix, Ariz., Lisa, of Fredericksburg, Va., and William (Renee), of Denver, Colo.; and grandchildren, Elise, Anne (Haslyn), Natalie, Zachary, Blake and Denver; and four great-grandchildren, Donovan, Ashton, Trey and Nathan. Friends and relatives will be received during a memorial visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Faith United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 261 W. Chapel Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.