Lona Florence Van Lare (Simmons) transitioned to Spirit on May 7, 2021 at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her parents, Dorothy and Harland Simmons; her siblings- June, Harold, Frank, Art, Gordon, and Sherwood; her husband, Linwood, son-in-law Robert Briggs, and her great-granddaughter, Hannah Marie. She is survived by her children; Linda and Michael Reese, Jeffrey and Jacqueline Van Lare, and Susan and Jeremy Gaynor; her beloved grandchildren- Shalyn and Lou, Lauren and Steve, Sarah and Ted, Cooper and Kara, Timothy and Katemarie, Jeremiah and Caitlin, Zachary and Elisha, Elijah and Kacy; great-grandchildren- Elise, Evelyn, Alexa, Ethan, Olivia, Emma, Chase, and Noah. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Lona will be greatly missed for her strength, determination, sense of humor, creativity, and no-nonsense outlook on life.
Funeral Services will be private. Those wishing to honor her life may make a donation in her name to Hilarity for Charity- Bringing Light to Alzheimer’s or UR Medicine Hospice.