Robert D. ‘Bob’ Simons
It is with great sadness that the family of Bob Simons announces his passing on Aug. 19, 2018, at the age of 77 years. Bob was born to “Louie” and Ida on February 3, 1941, and raised on a farm near Marienthal, Kansas. He was the second born of six children: brothers Jim, Ron, Don, John, and sister, Geri Mazanec. He left the farm at the age of 18 and moved to Wichita to pursue an interest in avionics. He married Marlene Linnebur on June 16, 1973. They had three children and one grandchild. Bob worked at Sperry, later owned by Honeywell, for over 41 years. His recent interests included gardening, fishing, stock trading, attending auctions, and repairing/reselling wheelchairs. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Marlene Simons Linnebur; his three children, Chris Simons (Nicole Graszl) of Goddard, Jennifer Zimmer (Kurt) of Manhattan and Cory Simons (Danielle Swartsfager) of Wichita; and grandson, Corbin Simons of Goddard. He leaves behind a large extended family and many lifelong friends. We will always carry his memory in our hearts. Rosary was held Aug. 23. Funeral Mass will be Fri., Aug. 24, 10:00 a.m., at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. A memorial has been established with St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 2701 Pattie, Wichita, Ks., and Medical Loan Closet (non-profit wheelchair loan and rental for those in need), 6555 E. Harry, Wichita, Ks. 67207. Online tributes can be made via www.dlwichita.com.