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Phyllis Simonin

September 23, 1937 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 81)

Phyllis Y. Simonin, 81, of Cedar Rapids (formerly of Maquoketa) passed away on February 19, 2019 at the Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Phyllis’ Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where a Catholic Daughters Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Maquoketa. Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service is caring for Phyllis and her family at this time.

Phyllis Yvonne was born on September 23, 1937 in Louisa County, Iowa to Omer and Ruth (Schultz) Wheeler. She earned her high school diploma from Limestone High School. On August 25, 1956 she was united in marriage to Joseph T. Simonin in Litchfield, Illinois. She worked as the Jackson County Clerk for over 26 years. Phyllis is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa and All Saints Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Also, she was a member of the Catholic Daughter’s of America Court St Raphael #1156 and St. Anthony’s Mother Club.

Those left to cherish her memories are her three children; Margaret (Steve) Schmitz of Cedar Rapids, Thomas Simonin of Placerville, California, Edmund (Susan Keil) Simonin of Maquoketa, four grandchildren; Seth Simonin, Forest Simonin, Kimberly Laughridge, Carolyn Jennings and four great-grandchildren; Justin Simonin, Rylin Simonin, Jaxon Laughridge and Finley Laughridge.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister Patsy.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, All Saints Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids or the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cottage Grove Place for their loving care of Phyllis, and thank the staff from Mercy Palliative Care and Mercy Hospice for all of their support.

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