Ellen R. Simmons
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Location: 1:33 a.m., at the Indiana University Health, White Memorial Hospital of Monticello, Indiana
 
 
Age: 80
Date of Birth: Thursday, January 21, 1937
Birth place: Reynolds, Indiana
 
 
Father: Thomas R. "Tom" Sharp  
Mother: Grace L. ( Danner ) Sharp  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Ellen had lived in the White County, Indiana, area all her life.
Funeral Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Funeral Location: 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017, Celebration of Life Service at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Rev. Dana Hood of the Guernsey Church of the Brethren of rural Monticello, Indiana
Burial will take place: I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 11:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m., at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Ellen has lived in the White County, Indiana, area all her life and was the valedictorian of the 1955 graduating class of Reynolds High School of Reynolds, Indiana. She had worked at the former Bank of Reynolds of Reynolds, Indiana, and she and her late husband, Jim, owned and operated the former Monticello Bowling Lanes of Monticello, Indiana. Ellen had also worked at the Monticello Union Township Public Library, and recently at Area 4, both of Monticello, Indiana. She was an AVID Chicago Cubs Baseball Fan "Go Cubbies", bowler, and Bobby Knight Fan. Ellen also enjoyed watching birds. She was a homebody, taking care of her family until they operated the bowling alley. Ellen most of all loved and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the wishes of the Donor. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On October 21, 1956, at the Guernsey Church of the Brethren in rural Monticello, Indiana, she married James H. "Jim" Simmons; he passed away on December 16, 1987.
Survivors include:
Children,
James G. "Greg" Simmons of Lafayette, Indiana,
Kathy S. (husband Dennis) Paul of Burnettsville, Indiana, and
Lisa K. (fiancé Marty Royer) Dewitt of Monticello, Indiana;

Grandchildren,
Ian Simmons,
Adam Simmons,
Kris Paul,
Jimmy Paul,
Jenifer Paul,
Cortney Dewitt, and
Jared Dewitt;

Great Grandchildren,
Jay,
Kat,
Vonn,
Sophia, and
Sebastian;

Brother,
James "Jim" (wife Joyce) Sharp of Monticello, Indiana;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends,

Her Best Friend, her Dog,
Wrigley.
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Thomas R. "Tom" and Grace L. (Danner) Sharp;

Husband,
James H. "Jim" Simmons;

Sister,
Nina Davis;

Brother,
Thomas D. "Tom" Sharp.
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.