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Catherine “Marie” Simon

Catherine “Marie” Simon, 98, of Golden, Missouri died peacefully Friday August 2, 2019 at Baylor, Scott and White Hospital in Grapevine Texas.

Marie Simon

Marie was born on December 2, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and JoHannah (Pluckenbaum) Stauber. On April 24, 1944, in New York City, she was united in marriage to Howard Thomas “Tom” Simon.

Marie grew up in the Chicago area and after marriage and the end of World War II, became a beloved homemaker and mother to eight (8) children. She loved -- and was excellent at --cooking, baking and sewing. After moving with her husband to the Shell Knob – Golden Missouri area, she became a charter member of the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Survivors include: Five children, Ellen Arnott (John) of Trophy Club, Texas, Tom Simon (Elizabeth) of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, Carol Beck (Don) of Hilton Head S.C., Pam Higgins-Gilbert (Wayne) of Joshua Tree, Calif., and Deborah “Simone” Simon of Arizona; eight grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Tom; two sons, Bob and Chuckie; and one daughter Linda.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Lake Park Memorial Gardens in Shell Knob, Missouri under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital in memory of Marie.

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