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Virginia D. Simmers, 59

July 20, 2007

AUG. 14, 1947-JULY 19, 2007

SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Virginia D. Minnich Simmers, 59, of 12936 Gearhart Road, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Aug. 14, 1947 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Earl F. and Betty Mae Shew Minnich.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael L. Simmers, in 2006. They were married Oct. 19, 1969.

She was a 1965 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School.

For the past four years, she worked at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital, in environmental services.

She is survived by two daughters, Dawn M. Bowman of Waynesboro and Angela E. Bucher of Shady Grove; five sisters, Emma Simmers of Chambersburg, Mary Woodring and Donna Wagaman, both of Greencastle, Deb Wagaman of Mont Alto, Pa. and Earlene Wagaman of Waynesboro; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Michael L. Simmers; and two grandchildren.

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Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. Pastor Wilbur F. Besecker will officiate. Burial will follow in Antietam Cemetery near Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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