Evelyn Simonson


Evelyn “Effie” Warren Simonson, 91, formerly of Columbus, Indiana, passed away December 3, 2016, at Mason Point Health Care, Sullivan, Illinois. She was born March 2, 1925, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Forrest C. and Dolly M. Powell. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert D. Warren of San Antonio, Texas, and Chester A. Simonson of Columbus, Indiana.

A daughter, Vicki Warren Washburn of Seabrook Island, South Carolina, preceded her in death on April 5, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Dianne Warren Smith of Virginia Beach, Virginia; a son, Steven Robert Warren of Murray, Kentucky; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Evelyn was a mother, housewife and a federal government retiree. Her career included positions with the Pentagon and Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. She had a passion for travel and loved to dance.

Arrangements are by the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.reedfuneralhome.net.

The family plans a memorial service and burial at sea in Virginia Beach in March 2017. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln. (www.sarahbush.org/hospice).