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Obituary of Rhea V. Simmons

Smethport - Rhea V. Simmons, 88, of Smethport, PA, passed away Wednesday (May 1, 2019) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, PA.


She was born Dec 16, 1930 in Olean, NY, a daughter of Clair B. and Bertha Foster Richards.  On June 6, 1953, in Allegany, NY, she married Charles W. Simmons, who died on March 8, 2013.


Mrs. Simmons was a graduate of Allegany schools and was a housewife tending to the needs of her family.


She is survived by:

One son:  Albert E. (Kathleen) Simmons of Oark, Arkansas

Three daughters:  Karen A. (Ray) Barksdale of Columbus, Mississippi, Sherry L. (Gordon) Irons of Cyclone, PA and Darlene M. (Ralph) Weaver of Driftwood, PA

Fourteen grandchildren: Christina, Charles, Cynthia, Albert, Jr., Candace, Tammy, Jamie, Randy, Amy, Josh, Kelly, Leslie, Robert and William

Twenty-six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Joyce Simmons, along with five sisters and two brothers.


Fulfilling Rhea’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of a donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport, PA.

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