Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Lorraine L. Simon

Lorraine L. Simon, age 57, of Shelby, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the home of her sister after a brief battle with Glioblastoma.

Lorraine was born on November 30, 1962 in Shelby, Ohio to Maurice L. and Anna M. (Chavez) Simon. She was a 1981 graduate of Shelby High School and continued her education at Ferris State University in Michigan where she earned a bachelor’s degree. Lorraine spent her career as a health inspector and was very dedicated to her work. She worked for Macomb County in Michigan from where she retired and was currently employed by the City of Columbus.

To know Lorraine was to know a person who was strong, non-complaining, literal and smart. She loved her family and was never at a loss for words as she enjoyed conversating and had a great sense of humor. Lorraine’s list of hobbies is plentiful as she had many interests and consistently had a hobby going. Some of those hobbies included reading, sewing, traveling, and was a Civil War enthusiast participating in many Civil War reenactments.

Lorraine is survived by her mother: Anna M. Simon of Shelby; sisters: Josephine Simon of Shelby, Maureen (Kevin Combs) Rupe of Shelby, Jackie (Todd) Potts of Shelby, Karen (John) Dillon of Mt. Vernon, Mary (Doug Collins) Simon of Mansfield, Leticia (Mike) Saunders of South Carolina; goddaughters: Nikki (Nick) Webster and Megan (Ryan) Ward; longtime companion: Dave Harry; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Lorraine was preceded in death by her father: Maurice L. Simon; brother-in-law: Paul Rupe; and an infant sister.

Family and friends are welcome Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby from 4 pm until the time of the Rosary service at 7 pm. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:30 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Fr. Chris Mileski with officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and left in care of Penwell Turner Funeral Home.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Crystal says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  2. Wanda Francis Cantell says:

    Aunt Anna, Jo, Maureen, Jackie, Karen, Mary, and Laticia,
    My heart goes put to you all and your families. My deepest sympathies, condolences and love to you all as you go through this difficult time.

  3. Evelyn Kubitz says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. All of you have my deepest sympathies.

  4. Terri and Sergio Balliet-Lopez says:

    “It is not the length of life, but depth of life.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers ❤️

  5. Carrie Welch Touby says:

    We might be miles away, but our hearts go out to aunt Anna and cousins Jo, Maureen, Jackie, Karen, Mary, Laticia, and everyone in Lorraine family. It is never easy to loss a loved one.

  6. Sam & Pauline Patton says:

    So sorry for your loss..Prayers for the family

  7. The McGuire Famil says:

    Our hearts go out to you
    and our prayers go up for you.

    The McGuire Family

  8. Russ Payne says:

    My family’s thoughts and prayers are with yours during this time.

  9. Mike king says:

    So sorry for your loss she will be missed prayers to the whole family

  10. Jodi and Russ Messner says:

    We are so sorry for the passing of Lorraine. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

  11. Justina Gabbard says:

    I worked with Lorraine and she was an awesome caring person! She loved Justin’s Honey that came in packages and during hurricane Maria Lorraine provided Justin’s Honey packages to my family in Puerto Rico which they fell in love with. She always come to our area and share about her weekend getaways before going out in the field. She also loved to talk about her niece and nephews. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
    RIP Lorraine.

    Justina Gabbard

  12. Connie Kennedy says:

    Josephine and family…..So sorry for your loss.

  13. Barbara Eakins says:

    Dear Anna, sisters, and other loved ones, Jim and I just read about the passing of your beloved daughter, Lorraine. It was such a shock to us, as we did not realize that she was sick. Our hearts ache for you at this very sad time.

    Jim and Barb

  14. Cindy Workman says:

    So shocked to hear of Lorraine’s passing. My deepest sympathies
    to the entire Simon family.

  15. Ann Imhoff says:

    Anna and family
    So very sorry for your loss
    Prayers and love

  16. John and Deanne Ross says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. She loved her family dearly, leaving so many happy memories to be treasured. ♡

  17. Rita Risner says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Heaven has another bloom.
    Mary, if I can do anything please let me know.

  18. Lucas says:

    Prayers to the whole family she will be missed

  19. Laura A Brennan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Lorraine at Columbus Public Health. It was always fun to visit with her. We would share our favorite teas and snacks. Lorraine was generous with her knowledge and always helpful. She was a thorough, hard worker and willing to help others. My favorite times were working at some of the outdoor festivals doing inspections. She could always make me laugh and see the humor in the situations. She was a joy to know and I am thankful to have worked with her.
    My prayers are with your family during this sad time.
    Laura A Brennan

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