Obituary for Gail Simmons (Sible)
Gail Ann (Sible) Simmons "Nanny"
Age 65, walked into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Gail was a devout member of the First Christian Church in Ionia and with Decolores Ministries in Grand Rapids for the past 10 years. She enjoyed camping, sewing, crocheting and making bake goods for the church functions and being involved in various church functions. Her greatest joy was her family especially her grandchildren. Gail was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Betty (Gooding) Sible and a brother, Gordon Sible. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Keith; children Erica (Mark) Rolfe, Ryan (Stacie) Simmons and Nicole Simmons; "Nanny" to Austin, Madelynn, Natalie and Zachery; siblings Judy Gloden, and Jerry Sible; special sister-in-law, Marilyn Hotchkiss; in-laws Carl (Karen) Simmons and Carolyn (Jack) Westmoreland; several nieces and nephews. Religious Services will be conducted by Pastor Ethan Tews at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 at First Christian Church, 130 E. Washington St., Ionia. Interment will be in Balcom Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Friday at the Lehman Funeral Home, 220 Rich St., Ionia. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church American Cancer Society or Ionia Area Hospice in memory of Gail. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.