SPRINGFIELD - Henrietta "Sissy" Simon departed this life on July 27, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born February 28, 1931 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Beulah and Orville Beard. She married Lawrence Simon on June 14, 1950. Ms. Simon was a clerk at the Secretary of State. She was a member of Katharine Drexel Parish, War Mother Foreign Wars, Urban League Guild, and the Rinky Dinks Bridge Club.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father: Orville and Beulah Beard, sisters: Margaret Smith, Versula Dickerson, Julia Ross, Dorothy Clark, Marie Tolliver, brothers: Walter Beard, Harold Beard, Charles Beard, Rev. Robert Beard and Rev. Frank Beard.
She leaves to cherish memories: Son, Lawrence "ToJo" (Pamelea) Simon, Springfield, IL, daughter, Lorna Simon, Springfield, IL; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Orville Beard, Jr.