Joan Margaret (Blue) Simons, 89, of Peru passed away at 5:35 AM, Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Blair Ridge Health Campus. She was born on February 6, 1932 in Oak Park, IL the daughter of Otto Greibling and Hanna Muller Hodgini. Joan married Max E. Simons and he preceded her in death on August 12, 1999.
Joan was a 1949 graduate of Peru High School and a retired Customer Service Representative for General Telephone. Her greatest joys in life were her family and her Roman Catholic faith where she was regular at weekly mass. She loved her family unconditionally and always made everyone she came in contact with feel extra special. Joan put forth extra effort to make every holiday unique for her grandchildren. She was an avid bridge player and in her younger days she was a bare back rider for Ringling Brothers Circus.
She is survived by her son Scott Blue of Bowling Green, FL; daughters Connie Casale and her husband Michael of Williamsport, PA, JoEllen Blue Peru, Susan Knisley and her husband Randy of Columbia City, IN and Allison Hass and her husband Fred of Albion, IN; daughters-in-law Luann Blue Wendel of North Manchester, IN and Peggy Blue of Goshen, IN; a son-in-law Michael Caley of Fort Wayne, IN; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Max, sons William John Blue and Max David Blue, a daughter Carol Ann Caley and grandson Greg Caley.
A service celebrating the life of Joan Margaret Simons will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2021 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 58 W. 5th St., Peru, with Rev. Gustavo Lopez officiating. Family and friends will gather from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru. There will be a prayer service at 8:00 PM, Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations will be made to St. Charles Catholic Church.
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St. Charles Catholic Church
58 W. 5th St., Peru IN 46970