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Virginia "Gin" Belle Simmons

February 20, 1931 August 30, 2019
Virginia "Gin" Belle Simmons
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Obituary for Virginia "Gin" Belle Simmons

Virginia “Gin” Belle Simmons 88, formerly of Thornwood passed away Friday August 30, 2019 in Fairmont, WV. Born February 20, 1931 in Durbin, WV she was a daughter of the late Robert and Carrie Mae Vandevender Starks. She was preceded in death by siblings, Russell Arthur Starks, Robert Lee “Buddy” Starks, Neli Corin Starks, Margaret Catherine Starks Ryder, Iona Louise Albright.

Gin was of the Methodist faith, a homemaker, and worked for a short time as a nursing assistant.

Gin is survived by daughters, Evelyn Hayes of Fairmont, and Rebecca Roche of Virginia, sisters, Rosie Alice Crites of Smithfield, WV, Wilma Lee Jolly of Bartow, Nealia Mae Arbaugh of Thornwood, and Martha Susan Wisner of Avoca, Mich, brother, Robert Allen Starks of Jeto, Mich, grandchildren, Ruth Ruterbusch, James (Jimmy) Copen, Tina Leeann Copen, and April Lynn Navarro, fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

In keeping with Gin’s request, a memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

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