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12/5/2018 9:05:00 PM
Frances (Fran) Kolk Simon
November 21, 1947 - December 4, 2018

CATAWBA, N.C. - Frances (Fran) Kolk Simon, 71, of Catawba went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 with her loving family by her side.

She was born November 21, 1947 in Jackson County, MI to the late Herbert and Beulah Bunker Kolk. Fran was a member of Harvest Baptist Church of Statesville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Tuttle.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 33 years Stephen Simon of the home; daughters Tina Cameron and husband Ernie of Claremont, Shelly Keller and husband Keith of Statesville, Debbie Suddeth of Georgia, Honey Everly and husband Jason of Florida, Shanna Myers and husband Jack of Jackson, MI; brother Thomas Kolk and wife Dalene of Jackson, MI; sister Pamela Brown and husband Doug of Jackson, MI; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Fran’s life will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church in Statesville. Pastor Donald Gant will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 12:30 till 1:45 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church. Those serving as pallbearers are: Ernie Cameron, Keith Keller Sr., Jason Hatfield, Keith Keller Jr., Jason Everly and Dennis Czernik.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter, 4530 Park Rd., Suite 302, Charlotte, NC 28209 or Newton Fire Department, PO Box 550, Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the Simon family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, N.C. is serving the Simon family.

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