Simons, Janet M., Zilwaukee, Michigan

Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at St. Francis Home. Age 80 years. The daughter of the late John and Marie (Terwadow) Biver, Janet was born February 28, 1934 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Raymond J. Simons on October 7, 1950. He predeceased her December 21, 1989. Janet was first employed as a chef at Johnnie Ryan’s Restaurant and at Saginaw Community Village. She later managed Saginaw Community Village for many years until her retirement in 1989. Janet enjoyed her interaction with her residents and devoted much of her time to the well-being of Community Village. She was an avid cook, taking control of the kitchen, both at home and at the Village, cooking and baking all day, turning out amazing meals for all to enjoy. Janet also enjoyed camping and fishing with her family. She loved having her family nearby. Surviving are one daughter and one son, Deborah and Dennis Duro, Zilwaukee; Raymond and Marie Simons, Higgins Lake; three grandchildren, Timothy, Brian and Corey; several nieces and nephews. Janet was preceded in death by one brother and one sister, Kenneth Biver and Dorothy Flory. The Simons family wishes express a special thank you to all her care givers at St. Francis Home. Private services were held at The Snow Funeral Home with entombment in Chapel Hill Mausoleum in Freeland, Michigan. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the St. Francis Home or Heartland Hospice.