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Esther L. Simmons

Esther L. Simmons, 90, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Asbury Gardens in North Aurora. She was born September 21, 1918 in Philip, SD, to Frank and Bertha Gebes.

Esther moved from Kentucky to the Aurora area in 1959. She retired from Johnson & Johnson in 1981 after 25 years of employment as a Supervisor. Esther was an avid bowler, loved playing bingo and also belonged to a bridge club. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and the V.F.W. #1197 in Batavia.

Survivors include her brother, George (Frances) Gebes of Batavia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Simmons; her parents, Frank and Bertha (Dirndorfer) Gebes; four sisters, Kate Stephenson, Anna Huth, Agnes Baker and Mary Schaefers; and three brothers, Henry, Joseph and Jerry Gebes.

There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass was held Friday, October 17, 2008, at St. Joseph Church.

Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva.

Funeral arrangements were being handled by The Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, IL. 630/631-5500 or visit our website at www.daleidenmortuary. com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Esther's name may be made to the American Cancer Society.