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.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy may be done by leaving an online condolence at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Lorraine’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.