Cora J. (Jeffer) Simmons

Born: Fri., May 23, 1930
Died: Sat., Jul. 20, 2019


Visitation

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 23, 2019
Location: Switzer Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 24, 2019
Location: Switzer Funeral Home


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Cora Jackson Simmons
      PORT ALLEGANY- Cora Jackson Simmons, 89, of Broad St., passed away Saturday (July 20, 2019) in Buffalo General Medical Center.
     Born May 23, 1930, in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Melburn L. and Vernice R. Knapp Jeffer. On Jan. 17, 1948, in Port Allegany, she married Raymond G. Jackson, who died Nov. 15, 1965.  On Nov. 21, 1977, in Reading, PA, she married Charles H. Simmons, who died July 11, 2002.
    Cora had been employed with the Hamburg State School, Hamburg, PA, as a nurse’s aide. She spent most of her life as a homemaker and raising her children.
    She was a member of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Port Allegany, where she was church treasurer. She also was a former Sunday school teacher at the former Evangelical United Brethren Church, Port Allegany. She was a member of the Odin Grange, former member of the Royal Neighbors of America, and she enjoyed playing crossword puzzles.
     Surviving are a son, Kirk A. Jackson of Reading, PA; three daughters, Linda R. (Charles) Croop, Rhonda L. Elliott both of Port Allegany, Terry E. (Ned) Hennigan of Cedar City, UT a stepson, Roy C. (Eve) Simmons of Marietta, GA; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary W. (Linda) Jeffers of Austin, PA; a sister, Nila N. (Robert) Mericle of Eden, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Raymond and Charles; a grandson Damen Moses, a great-grandson Ty Moses, a stepson, Mark Simmons, a brother, Dale M. Jeffer, and three sisters, Vivian Crumrine, Althea Woolerton, and Carole Jeffer.
     Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (July 24, 2019) with Rev. Douglas Cameron, pastor of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
     Memorials can be made to the Chestnut Street Baptist Church.
    
Condolences can be sent to:   Linda R. Croop
                                                       414 N. Freer Rd.
                                                       Port Allegany, PA 16743
      

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