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Obituary for Mary Shahan (Simmons)

Mrs. Mary Lavada Simmons Shahan, age 87 a resident of Philippi and more recently of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Society in Belington passed away in the care facility Thursday evening July 5, 2018. Death was following a period of declining health.

She was born February 25, 1931 at Elkins WV, a daughter of the late Sanford and Catherine Daisy Collett Simmons. She was formerly married to Perry Alva Shahan who preceded her in death in 2014.

She is survived by two daughters; Nina Miller and husband Frank of Philippi, Catherine “Kay” Weaver and husband Neal, of Philippi, brothers, James Simmons of Baltimore, MD, Lloyd Simmons, of Summersville, WV, John Simmons, of Louisville, OH, and one sister Virginia Shahan of Belington, WV. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Baron Von Sherer, Cathy Esposito, Misty Lawrence, Jeffrey Weaver Jr, Melissa Bodkins, Franklin P. Brown, William Cody Shahan, and eighteen, great-grandchildren.

In Addition to her parents she was preceded in death one son William A. “Bill” Shahan, on daughter Brenda Lee Shahan Brown, brothers deceased are Thomas Simmons, Clarence Simmons, Paul Simmons, sisters deceased are Dorothy Etchison, Lucille Jo Shaw, and Lillie Philippi.

Mary attended the schools of Randolph County and was a homemaker. Her world revolved around her family especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She’ll be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home from 5-9pm on Tuesday July 10th 2018 and on Wednesday July 11th 2018 from 8am -2pm the funeral hour when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Crystal Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in the Barbour Memorial Cemetery near Belington. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Mary Lavada Simmons Shahan.

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