REED CITY — Mary Katherine Simar, 64, of Reed City, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at her home.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1948, in Susquehanna, Pa. to Paul G. and Irene (Jasulski) Welch, and attended Blue Ridge School District in New Milford, Pa. She was a 1966 graduate of Blue Ridge High School. Mary worked for the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. before her marriage.

She married F. Charles Simar on Dec. 9, 1968, in Nashua, N.H. She and Charlie had been residents of Reed City since 1986, where she worked at Yoplait and also at the laundromat. She was a member of the Reed City Area Lions Club, had served as Lions Zone and Region Chairman and enjoyed sewing and puzzles.

Surviving are her husband, Charlie; her mother, Irene; one daughter, Elizabeth (Shawn) Graves of Moreno Valley, Calif.; one brother, Paul G. Welch, Jr.; three sisters, Marsha, Margo Benjamin and Trudy Henry; and one grandson, Charles Graves.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, Paul G. Welch; and her son, Jon, who died on May 16, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at McDowell Funeral Home.

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