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Ylona M. Simons

Simons – Ylona M., 60, East Taylor Township, lost her extended battle with cancer on October 31, 2017. Born on June 13, 1957 in Johnstown, daughter of the late Bernard C. and Janet L. (Pudliner) Locher. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Duane E. Simons, East Taylor Township; son, John E. (Lisa Ferenchik) Teeter, Brownstown; granddaughters, Aubrie and Alanna Ferenchik; grandsons, Landon and Brady Ferenchik; siblings, Janet (Gary) Miller, Dwight (Dee) Locher, Dwayne (Deborah Stowell) Locher, Bernice Finder, Patti (Don Buday) Hanlin and Michelle Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ylona was a member of Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for several years. She was always thinking of others and loved her family dearly. At Ylona’s request, there will be no public viewing. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday with the Rev. Keith H. Lohr officiating. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family is being served by the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. Contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society in memory of Ylona. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.


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A candle was lit in memory of Ylona Simons

Ed Updegraff Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ylona Simons

Edna Powell Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM

Lone won! She won the gift of Eternal Life. My friend now stands in the presence of her Creator. The very One who instilled in her honesty, justice, a giving spirit, kindness, forgiveness, and most importantly, she knew our God personally. Lone upheld the two most important commandments set by God, to love Him with all her heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love her neighbor as herself. She walked the walk, and is now granted her great reward, thank you Jesus.
Lone, I will forever miss our God talks, keeping ourselves in check, regardless of how cruel this world showed it's injustices. You won Lone, you won! I know we will be together again, and hopefully be able to continue our chats, you're probably already saving seats, always thinking of others. Even with your prognosis, you were only focused on "if Dwayne will be okay." That's just who you were, a faithful steward of Christ. Until we meet again my friend, I love you, and will never forget you. And yes, you were an overcomer, you overcame cancer and the wickedness of this world, and I am blessed to have had you in my life. Thank you Lone. Until we meet again, I will reflect back on our talks to hold me over, and give God the thanks for sharing you with me. Love you.
Dwayne and family, please accept my condolences, I am well aware of the vacancy her absence will leave in your lives.

Edna Powell Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Ylona for many years, but hearing of her passing way too soon, took me back to when we were kids and we would see each other from time to time. I'm sure her illness was very hard on her. I saw what it did to my dad and other family members. My thoughts and prayers are with all if you at this time of deep sorrow. God Bless.

Dee (Herdman) Michaels Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ylona Simons

Rosemary Hoffman Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathies to the Locher, Teeter, and Simons families. Lone was a great friend for many years. When we spoke on the phone, Lone never, ever complained about her illness. We always managed to share a laugh! I miss her already.

Rosemary Hoffman Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM