Barbara Ann Wolfe Simmons
Barbara Ann Wolfe Simmons, 80, of Brighton Township, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Wednesday, August 14, 2013. She was born August 14, 1933, daughter of the late Thomas and Lavina (Van Gorder) Wolfe. Barbara was a graduate of Monaca High School, Class of 1951. She was also a graduate of Sewickley Valley School of Nursing and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Penn State University. She received her Master of Science Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Barbara was employed with Rochester Hospital, Beaver County Nursing Home, and finished her career with Kent State University, East Liverpool Campus, as the Director of Nursing and then the Assistant Dean. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Rochester and also a member of the Eastern Star.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: James H. Simmons, on December 7, 1990 and her beloved daughter: Lynn A Branthoover, on February 29, 2004.
Barbara leaves to cherish her memory, her loving son-in-law: Scott R. Branthoover and her beloved grandson: Jahsi A. Branthoover, whom she adored. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Friends will be received Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the SAUL-GABABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (GPS 848 Sunflower Road, adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. immediately following the visitation. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the Beaver County Humane Society. Online condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabauer.com