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Mary Vanetta SIMONS

June 4, 1924 — January 2, 2021

Mary Vanetta SIMONS, 96, of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, January 2, 2021 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born June 4, 1924, in Blossburg, PA, she was the daughter of James and Ina Pease Campbell.  On November 5, 1960, in Wellsboro, PA, she married Donald Charles Simons, who predeceased her on February 11, 2017.

Throughout her life, Mary was resilient in overcoming adversity and always stayed positive.  She was an avid animal lover and had a kind-hearted and loving soul.  She will always be remembered for her contagious smile, laugh, and bright, sparkling eyes.  Mary was a member of the former First Baptist Church in Ulysses.  Her favorite hymn was “In the Garden.”

Surviving are:  two daughters, Patricia Diane Simons (Larry) of West Chester, PA and Jeanette Elizabeth Wragg of Jersey Shore, PA;  a granddaughter, Jenelle Louise Wragg of Leesport, PA;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Janet K. Slocum and Lena Baker;  and a brother, Floyd Campbell.

Services will be private.  Memorials in Mary’s memory may be made to Sweden Valley Manor Activity Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses;
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.

Refrain: And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own,
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing;
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

I'd stay in the garden with Him
Tho' the night around me be falling;
But He bids me go; thro' the voice of woe,
His voice to me is calling.

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