James P. "Jim" Simons
Residence: Idaville, Indiana
Died: Sunday, May 13, 2018
Location: 11:50 a.m., at his home in rural Idaville, Indiana
 
 
Age: 83
Date of Birth: Sunday, July 29, 1934
Birth place: Lafayette, Indiana
Branch: Army
Service: Korean Conflict
Father: Walter A. Simons  
Mother: Marjorie ( Newman ) Simons  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Jim had lived in the Idaville, Indiana, area most all his life
Funeral Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Funeral Location: 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2018, Celebration of Life Service at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Pastor Robert "Bob" Houser
Burial will take place: Idaville Cemetery in Idaville, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana. Masonic Service by the Royal Center Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Jim had lived in the Idaville, Indiana, most all his life. He grew up in Monticello, Indiana, and was a 1952 graduate of Monticello High School of Monticello, Indiana. Jim was a member of the former Burnettsville Masonic Lodge of Burnettsville, Indiana, and was a Past Worshipful Master of the Lodge. Burnettsville Masonic Lodge merged into the Royal Center Masonic Lodge of Royal Center, Indiana, and was a member for over fifty years. He was a member of the former Eastlawn United Methodist Church of Idaville, Indiana, and had served as the Sunday School Superintendent for numerous years. He was also a member of the Idaville Volunteer Fire Department of Idaville, Indiana, for several years, and the Widow Sons Masonic Riders Association. Jim was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He served in France. Jim was a long haul truck driver for over forty years. After his retirement from the Teamsters Union Local #135, Jim, started his second career, JVS Excavating of Idaville, Indiana, and was still working. He was a torch bearer for Lincoln Township, Idaville, Indiana, for the Indiana Bicentennial. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and anything in the great outdoors. He traveled to Colorado, Alabama, and Canada to hunt and fish. Jim always wanted to go bear hunting but never had the opportunity. At the young age of 83, Jim, purchased his first motorcycle a Harley Davidson Trike and enjoyed riding it as much as possible with his Widows Sons Brothers’.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the White County Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On October 10, 1954, at the Idaville Methodist Church of Idaville, Indiana, he married Veral L. Cramer; she passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
Survivors include:
Children,
Scott (wife Deb) Simons of Idaville, Indiana,
Martha Simons of Baltimore, Maryland,
Susan Simons of Indianapolis, Indiana, and
Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Landis of Monticello, Indiana;

Grandchildren,
Erin (husband Jeff) Morgenthal of Schaumburg, Illinois,
Lindsey (husband Donald "DJ") Ruth of West Lafayette, Indiana,
Seth Simons of Idaville, Indiana, and
Larissa Landis of Culver, Indiana;

Great Grandchildren,
Brodie,
Zoe,
Cameron,
Collin, and
Twins, Emma and Alec;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Walter and Marjorie (Newman) Simons;

Wife,
Vera L. (Cramer) Simons;

Infant Son,
James Christopher Simons;

Infant Granddaughter,
Heather Louise Simons;

Brother,
John Simons;

Sister-in-law,
Helen (Cramer) and husband, Frank Nelson;
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 -8488.