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Clara Ruth Simmons
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Obituary for Clara Ruth Simmons

Clara Ruth Jones Simmons, age 56, died peacefully on Monday, November 6, 2017 at her home in Spraggs PA, after a struggle with cancer. Clara was born August 3, 1961, in Youngstown Ohio, the daughter of the late Leroy Fordyce Jones and Lucy Mae Jenkins Jones.
October 3, 1981 Clara married the love of her life Robert M. Simmons, together they raised three children. The love for her husband over the last 36 years was truly unconditional and the love she gave her children and grandchildren was unquestionably the strongest devotion one could have. No matter what she may have been going through Clara always put others before herself and treated others the way she wanted to be treated.
Clara enjoyed reading, crotchet and staying in touch with friends through Facebook and lunch dates. She always had a solution to a problem and was glad to share it. She spent time in the woods near her home and in Florida hunting with her husband. Over the last few years she enjoyed taking trips with her husband, especially to Amish Country. Robert and Clara were truly a team and together could accomplish anything including building their own home, traveling and loving each other dearly.
Clara is survived by her husband Robert M. Simmons, beloved children Laura L. Martin, Marshall I. Simmons and Crystal M. Simmons, 7 Grandchildren: Ruthie Simmons, Blaine Martin, Robert Vaughn Martin, Pearl Martin, Lilly Jackson, Kenneth Jackson and Clara Jane Martin, her brothers and sisters Leroy Junior Jones, Galen (Sharron) Jones, Allen (Sharryn M.) Jones, Barbara Lee Jones, and Steve Jones. Her Mother In-Law: Ethel Pearl Haines Simmons, Sister In-law: Dorothea Jane Adams, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents Clara is preceded in death by 3 grandchildren: Alexander Patrick Robert Simmons, twins Lucy Pearl Martin and Katie Lynn Martin. 1 Sister Clara Jones, 1 Brother Bobby Jones and her Father In Law: M. Vaughn Simmons.
The family wishes to thank all of those who were there for her during her illness over the last few months.
Friends will be received from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 09, 2017 in the Milliken and Throckmorton FH, Inc. Daryl L. Throckmorton Owner/Director,197 N. Maiden St Waynesburg, PA 15370 where services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, November 10, 2017 with Pastor Monica Calvert and Pastor Phillip Yost officiating. Burial will be in the Simmons Family Cemetery, Spraggs, PA. Information is online at

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Simmons Family Cemetery

763 Smith Creek Road
Spraggs, PA 15362


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