Obituaries

Obituary: Goldie Mae Simon, JAN. 12, 1931 – MARCH 5, 2020

Goldie Mae Simon
Posted: Mar. 20, 2020 4:23 pm

Goldie Mae Simon, 89, of Hannibal passed away at 1:44 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal. 

Due to the restrictions for public gathering caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the funeral services for Goldie are private family services. 

The family wishes to thank all of their friends and family for their love and support at this time. Please feel free to send a card or note to the family directly or through the funeral home.           

Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.  JT Brown will officiate. 

Goldie was born January 12, 1931, in Hannibal to Frank James Simon and Goldie B. Simon. 

Survivors include two children, Shane R. Simon (Kimberly) of Bolingbrook, Illinois and Kevin Eugene Simon of Naperville, Illinois; one sister, Doris Ann Simon of Mexico, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Shane A. Simon, Trey Simon, Shad King, Alexis Simon, Katreasia Lawson, Kenna Griffie, and Jasmine Simon; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Goldie was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Stephanie Rae Simon; and numerous siblings: William Colonel Simon, Mark Twain Simon, Eugene Dillard Simon, Annabel Simon, Lola B. Cooper, Willa Mae Simon, Odessa Lee Givens, Flora Jane Bias, Zenobia Margaret Simon, Martha Elizabeth Simon, James Colman Simon, Richard Noble Simon, John Sherman Simon, John Boyd Simon, Reginald Randall Simon, Frank Simon Jr., Robert Lee Simon, Daisy Mae Reading, Ellen Florence Smith, Evelyn Marie Florence, Doris Ann Simon, Viola Marie Simon and William Mathew Simon. 

Professionally, Goldie worked for the Federal Soil Conservation Service as a clerk stenographer. 

Goldie attended Bradley Business College in Peoria, Ill., from 1951 until she graduated in 1954. 

Goldie was a caring woman. She enjoyed collecting dolls and had over 200 dolls in her home. A lover of music, Goldie especially enjoyed smooth jazz. She enjoyed decorating her home with her dolls, pink teddy bears, pink pillows, and her favorite Ethan Allen decor. Described as a "whiz" at math, Goldie also enjoyed using shorthand. Goldie was a wonderful cook and was known for her baked ham and pineapple upside down cake. She was also known to dance to the music she listened to. 

Goldie attended the Helping Hands Baptist Church in Hannibal. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Baptist Church. 

Online condolences may be shared and video tribute may be viewed at www.JamesODonnellFuneralHome.com 

In Case You Missed It

Tourism industry awaits return of visitors
Parks still open to walkers, others seeking outdoor recreation while non-essential businesses are closed