Carol Ray Simon, 77, of Defiance, died at 1:56 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
She was born April 15, 1937, in Putnam County, to the late George R. and Ruth (Hiltner) Simon.
She is survived by her three sisters, Dorothy L. Winkle of Continental, Mary Margaret Colwell of Defiance and Sarah Jane (Larry) Ashley of Angola, Ind.; four nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and great-nephews; and her beloved cat.
Carol is preceded in death by two nephews, Greg Ashley and Dan Colwell; and two brothers-in-law, Joseph W. Winkle and Richard "Bud" Colwell.
Carol was a secretary at Wright-Russell and Bay Insurance, Toledo, and Bill Rose Insurance, Defiance. She was a 1955 graduate of Continental High School and enjoyed reading, gardening, playing bridge, bowling and knitting.
There will be a private family funeral service and burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Continental, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Disabled American Veterans and St. Jude Children's Hospital. Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.