Shirley Ann Simmons Brown, 77, of 6 Valley Drive in Princeton, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence.
Born Jan. 17, 1935, in Marston, Mo. she was the daughter of Martha Christine â€śMama Tineâ€ť Scobey Simmons, of Princeton, and the late Marvin J. Simmons.
She was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau, Mo. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Before moving to Princeton in 1982, Shirley retired from the school system in Wapakoneta where she taught social studies, government and economics. Following her husbandâ€™s retirement from Pepsi Inc. in Princeton Shirley and her husband, Jack, became the owners and operators of Service Cleaners in Princeton.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bluefield and enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. Shirley was an avid golfer and served as secretary-treasurer of the Womenâ€™s Golf Association at the Princeton Elks Country Club.
She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Dina Beth Brown; and one brother, Terry V. Simmons.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Jack C. Brown, of Princeton; one daughter, Christina Kay Andrews and husband, Ned, of Waynesfield; three grandchildren, Carrie Klosterman and husband, John, Michael Andrews and significant other, Megan Keith, and Todd Andrews; three great grandchildren, Jacob Klosterman, Molly Klosterman, and Anna Klosterman.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Shirley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bluefield with the Dr. W.D. Hasty officiating.
Friends may call at the church from noon until the service hour on Saturday. In keeping with Shirleyâ€™s wishes she will be cremated following the service.
Memorial contributions in honor of Shirley may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bluefield, 208 Tazewell Ave., Bluefield, WV 24701. On line condolences may be sent by visiting seaverfuneralservice.com.