The Edmond Sun

October 16, 2012

Leo Martin Simon


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     On the wings of angels, Leo Martin Simon, a simple and quiet man of such dignity and grace has gone to be with his Lord. He was born in Foss, Okla. to a wheat farmer and his wife.  Leo grew to love the land and wherever his life took him. He always planted something, be it his beloved roses or wheat.  He loved watching things grow by his own hands. Those same hands raised three children alone, once again with quiet dignity and grace and through many life tragedies as always mindful that with God all things are possible.

    Toward the end of his life, he found love and married Betty Vanderpool Simon.  Their 27 years together were some of the best days of his life.  This was however cut short with the tragic death of his beloved Betty, but once again he endured with quiet grace and dignity.

    He now has left us all to finally have the joy and peace he deserves.  Although we grieve his passing we are comforted knowing he is with our Lord and his love, Betty.  

    He leaves behind his three children: Denese Harlow, Michael Simon and wife Sharon, and Regina Simon; three stepchildren: Sheila Nakvinda and husband Ronnie, Donna Trotter, and Marty Vanderpool and wife Melinda. He was blessed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Visitation will be 12-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at Baggerley Funeral Home in Edmond, Okla.

    A wake will be 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct.18, 2012 at Baggerley Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, Oct 19, 2012 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kingfisher, Okla., with interment following at Kingfisher Cemetery.

    Services entrusted to the care of Baggerley Funeral Home of Edmond. www.baggerley.com