Betty J. Simmons, office manager
Betty J. Simmons, 64 of Lewes, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes after a courageous four-year battle with lung cancer. Ms. Simmons was born Nov. 5, 1948, in Wilmington, daughter of the late Robert Simmons and Ruth (Lord) Simmons of Rehoboth Beach. She was also preceded in death by her aunt, Jean Leipold.
Ms. Simmons attended William Penn High School, graduating in 1966, and earned her associate degree in business from Wilmington College. Ms. Simmons retired to Lewes in 2002 after working for 35 years at Christiana Hospital. Once settled at the beach, Ms. Simmons worked for the Delaware Eye Institute as an office manager in Rehoboth Beach, until the time of her passing. She enjoyed traveling to Key West, going on cruises and most of all, spending her free time on the beach. Ms. Simmons was a loving and caring person with a terrific sense of humor. She was an excellent friend and co-worker who will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her mother, Ms. Simmons is survived by her longtime companion, Paul A. LeVasseur; her uncle Milton Lord Jr. and wife Janet; her aunt Frances Marshall; and numerous cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.