Linn County News
Published July 4, 2018
Megan Rochell Simons-Smith, age 27, Garnett, Kan., formerly of Mound City, Kan., died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, as the result of an accident. Megan was born on Oct. 19, 1990, at Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of David and Virginia Nation Simons.
She graduated from Jayhawk-Linn High School in the Class of 2009. While in high school she was very active in the Kansas High School Rodeo Association. After high school she received her Associate’s Degree from Fort Scott Community College and attended Pittsburg State University.
She was married to Drew Smith. To this union, two children were born. The marriage ended in divorce.
Megan was employed by Osawatomie USD No. 367 as the librarian for the elementary school. She was able to make a positive impact on many young people’s lives in this position.
She was fond of animals, and liked being outdoors and working on the farm with her fiance Tim Milner. Loving and caring for her children were the most important part of Megan’s life. She was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Carol Nation; and grandfather Jerald Simons.
Megan is survived by her fiance Tim Milner; father David Simons, mother Virginia Maring and husband Ron; a daughter, Ashlyn Smith; a son, Sterling Smith; a brother, Matt Simons, and wife Stephanie; a sister, Kristin Simons; and other extended family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, July 2, 2018, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Scipio, Kan. Burial was to be in the Colbert Cemetery, Mound City. Rosary was prayed at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.
The family suggests contributions to the Osawatomie Elementary Library or the Children’s Education Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P. O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.
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