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Mary Agnes Simons

August 19, 1933 March 4, 2020
Mary Agnes Simons
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Obituary for Mary Agnes Simons

Mary Agnes Simons, 86, daughter of Leo “Pete” & Amelia (Gordon) Downey, was born August 19, 1933 near Menlo, Iowa. She passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Panora Specialty Care, Panora, Iowa.
Mary graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Des Moines. On October 19, 1957, she married Leonard Simons at St. John’s Catholic Church, Des Moines. They lived in many communities before settling near Yale in 1970. In 1973, Mary worked as a school board secretary and school secretary, first at YJB Schools then when they merged into Panorama Schools. She retired in 2003 after 29 years. She became a resident of Panora Specialty Care in March of 2017.
She enjoyed traveling with Leonard, reading, watching game shows, and most of all, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her husband Leonard; children, Michael Simons of California; Lisa (Mike) Stang of Illinois; Laura (Don ) Luke of Ohio; and Mark (Jodi) Simons of West Des Moines; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; and brother Patrick Downey of West Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Anne Porterfield and Colette Downey.
Memorial services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Panora. Burial of her cremains will be in Calvary Cemetery, Stuart, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Twigg Funeral Home, Panora.

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5:00 PM 3/6/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/6/2020 7:00:00 PM
Twigg Funeral Home - Panora

219 E. Main
Panora, IA 50216

Twigg Funeral Home - Panora
219 E. Main Panora 50216 IA
United States

Memorial Service




10:00 AM 3/7/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Cecilia Catholic Church

220 N. 1st Street
Panora, IA 50216

St. Cecilia Catholic Church
220 N. 1st Street Panora 50216 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

105th Street
Stuart, IA 50250

105th Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

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