Anderson Funeral Home

1357 E. 2Nd St., Franklin, OH


Joan Carol Simons

December 24, 1936November 23, 2019

Joan Carol (Jeffery) Simons, age 82, of Franklin, Ohio passed away on Saturday November 23, 2019. Joan was born December 24, 1936 in Middletown, OH.

Joan is survived by; daughters Debbie (Steve) Lamb, Beth (Bob) Ward and Kelly Brown; sister MaryAnna Atkins and her loving children, of Mansfield, OH; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; special friend Peggy Kidwell and numerous other wonderful friends.

Joan lived in Florida for 14 years, and recently moved back to her home state of Ohio. She deeply loved the Lord and her family.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Virginia Jeffery; brother Bill Parker; and niece Laurie Atkins-Kanis.

Graveside memorial service to be held at 12 noon on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum in Middletown, OH, officiated by her nephew Dave Atkins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mission Ahava, a nonprofit world mission for at risk/impoverished children, www.missionahava.com.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.dignitymemorial.com for the Simons family.


  • Beth (Bob) Ward, Daughter
  • Kelly Brown, Daughter
  • Debbie (Steve), Daughter


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Robin Ledwell

November 30, 2019

So loved dear sweet Joan! Such a beautiful lady and enjoyed all our talks over the years. One of heavens daughters is home and we will see each other again one day.
Love , Robin
(Treva Wards Sister)

patricia hutchinson

November 27, 2019

so sorry to hear of joan. she was a good friend, and a lot of fun.

Treva Ward

November 26, 2019

Joan was my friend’ we laughed together and cried together shared together she was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside, I will cherish our 32 years together, I am a better person for knowing such a great lady I will miss her but know I will see her again,
Love Treva Ann