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Nancy Jean Simek

• Oct 29, 2015 at 11:36 AM

June 8, 1956 - Sept. 3, 2007

WAKEMAN - Nancy Jean Simek, 51, of Wakeman, died Monday at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph in Lorain.

She was born June 8, 1956 in Bluffton to Ray and Alice Oyer Niswander, who live in Bluffton.

She was a homemaker. She taught elementary art at the Keystone Local Schools, LaGrange. She was a graduate of Bluffton High School and Bluffton College. She enjoyed drama, sewing, photography, playing the flute, painting, drawing, gardening and writing.

She is survived by her husband, Jeffery J. Simek, whom she married July 23, 1977; a son, Dyami Simek at home; daughters, Nikita Semik and Cheynoa Simek, both at home; and a brother, Ned (Deb) Niswander of Bluffton.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Birmingham United Methodist Church, Birmingham, where a memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kent Joy will officiating. Burial was in the Evangelical Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Simek Children College Scholarship fund at Chase Bank.

Arrangements are being handled by Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton.

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