Wilma J. Simmons, 85, Black River

CARTHAGE, NY – Wilma J. Simmons, 85, formerly of 224 LeRay St., Black River, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Carthage Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, where she had been a resident for several months.

Born April 14, 1935, in Theresa, NY, daughter of the late Charles and Pearl (Simmonds) Watts, she graduated from high school.

She worked as an administrative secretary for the U.S. Army.  She retired from the Fort Drum military base after 35 years of service.

Wilma loved doing crossword puzzles, playing bingo and was a member of a local book club within her community.

She also loved to spend time riding around and attending family outings with her dear friend Ms. Connie Mono.

She also enjoyed nature and watching the wildlife around her home, the deer were her favorite.

She was loved by a longtime friend Mr. Dale Streicker of North Carolina.

Services will be held privately by her beloved friends Jacquelyn and Johnny Beckley. Burial will follow at Sanford Corners Cemetery in Calcium.

Arrangements are with Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., and

Condolences may be made online at www.lundyfuneralhome.com.