Elizabeth Zentko Garrison Simmons, 90, Clinton, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at 11:45 a.m., in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. She had been in failing health for the past two years.
She was born April 18, 1918, in Parke County, the daughter of Elizabeth (Peperack) Zentko and Albert J. Zentko.
Elizabeth attended Bridgeton School. She lived near Carbon for many years with her husband of 42 years, William Wayne Garrison, who preceded her in death in 1991.
Mrs. Simmons was a homemaker. She was a devout Catholic and member of the Annunciation Church in Brazil and Sacred Heart of Clinton.
Elizabeth moved to Clinton and was married to Thurman Simmons on October 16, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, William Wayne Garrison, a brother, James Zentko, and a nephew, David Gonzales.
Mrs. Simmons is survived by her husband, Thurman Simmons of Clinton, sisters, Mary Frances Sharp (George), Roswell, N.M., and Theresa Newport Wallace, Calif., brother, Albert Zentko (Vivian), Darlington, Ind., 21 nieces and nephews, several great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews, a step-daughter, step-son-in-law and two step-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 11 a.m., at Annunciation Church in Brazil with Rev. Father Joseph Villa officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, June 6, 2008.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Annunciation Church for mass intentions or to the American Cancer Society, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.