Ronald J. Simons, 67, Batesville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati.. Born Jan. 16, 1948, in Cincinnati, he was the son of John and Betty (Wehrman) Simons.. Ron graduated from Moeller High School in 1966, where he played football, and from Sullivan Culinary School, Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves from 1968-74, serving as a medic. On May 30, 1998, he married Beth Ollier at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crossroads.. Ron was president of Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees, treasurer of Ripley County Voiture 40 & 8 and member of Batesville United Methodist Church. He was owner/operator of Ron Simons Co. for 35 years. He was also an avid Colts and Reds fan.. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Beth Simons; children Sarah (Andy) Neukam, Gail Fehrman, Sam (Kylene) Simons and Scott (Mandi) Fehrman. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Shawn Neukam, Katie Neukam, Ayden Fehrman and Emma Fehrman, along with his brother Eric Simons.. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. until the time of a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, with Pastor Jill Kepler-Campbell officiating.. Military honors performed by Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 and Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will follow.. Memorials are suggested to Ripley County Voiture 40 & 8 Nurses Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  September 24, 2015