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“Rest in peace beautiful lady. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Regina Bieniek

“Ann was an amazing person to me when I lived in Orlando. She was like a Mom to all of us. I know Greg was waiting for her and she was thrilled to see...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Steve Spano - Tampa, FL

“Jim Molly Amy JasonReally sad to realize Ann is gone. So glad we got to visit last year. Lot's of great memories of Ann in past years when she and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jerry Simmes - Westfield, NY

“I miss my mom so much! My peace is she will never have to go in the hospital again , or have another medical procedure, keep track of the next...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Amy Chapman - Tavares, FL

“I loved having Ann as a friend and enjoyed sharing stories at Red Hats' Lunch Bags of Orlando. She was as sweet as her smile. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“they didn`t come any better than her. She was my dearest and best friend.She will remain in my thoughts and heart forever. prayers to her family ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: sandra hoffman - sparta, TN

“It saddens me to hear if her passing. She was a beautiful woman, always a kind word and joyful heart. Those hWho know me will understand the meaning...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jeff Johnson - Deltona, FL


Velita "Ann" Simmes, 71, Clermont, FL unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born in the winter of 1946 to the late (respectfully) Robert and Stella Medlin in Sanford, NC. Early in life; Ann worked as a typesetter for a local cable magazine and in later years held a position as an Activities Coordinator at Florida Manor Nursing Center (Orlando) in their Alzheimer's Unit. In recent years, she was a home-maker, and a long-time member of the Red Hats Society. She will be remembered by many as a thoughtful friend who never forgot a special occasion or birthday with a card, a phone call or a visit. Her main interests in life centralized around her children & grandchildren. They were her pride and joy. She was very involved in each of their lives, took great pride in their accomplishments, and rarely missed an important event or celebration. Her kind, loving and giving spirit will live on through each of them.

She was preceded in death by her son Gregory Schreier. Survivors include her loving husband of thirty-eight years James Simmes of Clermont, FL; daughters, Molly Schreier-Lowie (Bruce) of Sanford, FL, Amy Chapman of Tavares, FL; son, Jason Simmes (Melissa) of Oakland, FL; five grandsons, Zachary, Alexander, Casey, Jackson & Reid; two grand-daughters, Shelby & Ashton; one great grand-daughter, Harper; sister, Cathy Cribbs, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and three nieces, Vickie Epperson (Steve), Auburndale, FL, Lindyle Cox, Clinton, MO, and Charm Skoularicos (Chris), Montreal, Canada.

A "Celebration of Life" in her honor is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 (time and venue to be determined.) For updated information, please check back periodically or look for a Facebook announcement. Thank you.

In lieu of flowers; friends & family are encouraged to make memorial contributions in her name to the "American Lung Association" or a favorite charity of choice.