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In Loving Memory
A. Shearer Simonton
7/24/1940 - 8/5/2011

A.      SHEARER SIMONTON, 71, passed away surrounded by her family at Knox Center in Rockland on August 5, 2011 after a long illness.  She was born in Bucksport on July 24, 1940, the fourth child of Floyd B. and Eula Mae Craft Hooper.  She attended Rockland schools where she was active in basketball and Glee Club and singing in Kippy Karnaval presentations, graduating in 1959.  She married Raymond Simonton on June 13, 1959, then attended and graduated from Golden Beauty School.  She worked as a hairdresser at various nursing homes in Portland and was a waitress at Vallee’s Restaurant for 10 years. 

She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Donald J. Hooper.  She is survived by two sisters, Audrey H. Payson and her husband Albert of Rockland and Eula “Midge” Grimes of South Waterboro; three brothers, Ralph Hooper and wife Betty Lee of Rockland, Perry Hooper and wife Kathy of Hope, Maine and Florida and Charles Hooper of Auburn, Maine; her sons, Dale R. Simonton of Saco, Steven E. Simonton and partner Mark Brooks of Lewiston, Jeffry A. Simonton of Scarborough; five grandchildren, Devin Simonton, Emily Simonton, Avery Simonton, Natalie Simonton, Jack Simonton; many nieces and nephews. 

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 11th at Rockville Cemetery in Rockport.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice House, 22 White Street, Rockland, Maine 04841.  On-line condolences may be offered to the family at

Online Condolences
From: Terry Jo Pliskowski Reynolds   Bar Mills Maine
Relationship:  Friend

My Prayers and Thoughts to the family. I went to Golden with Shea and Midge both, my Mother was also a teacher there Mrs P.
Sent:  8/8/2011
From: Court Creamer  
Relationship:  Yarmouth Neighbor

Remember your mom keeping her cool,getting ready for work, while simultaneously cooking our lunch,and keeping an eye on us hanging out around the house on Rand Road(could not have been easy). Your mom did a great job raising her three sons.So sorry for your loss.
Sent:  8/8/2011
From: Jeanne   Greenland NH
Relationship:  x-relative

Sorry to the Family for your loss.
Sent:  8/8/2011
From: Colette Kavanagh Mathieson   South Portland Maine
Relationship:  Family Friend

My husband Jim & I send our deepest sympathy to Shearer's family. I have know the "Hooper" family since childhood and fond memories of spending time at their family home across from my relatives. May Shearer rest in peace now. Colette & Jim Mathieson
Sent:  8/9/2011
From: Kerstin Watts   Union Maine
Relationship:  Caretaker from Knox Nursing home

Shearer was a beautiful lady inside and out. She had great strength even to the end. Her pain and suffering is now behind her and she is dancing with the angels. I will miss her smile and her laugh.
Sent:  8/10/2011
From: Joy Wilcox   Rockland ME
Relationship:  Classmate

May Sherry find the peace in repose that eluded her later in life. My condolances to all the family.
Sent:  8/10/2011
From: Julie, Ron and Natalie Lisnet   Bangor Maine
Relationship:  Friends of Dale Simonton

Dale, sending our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Much, much love! Julie, Ron and Natalie
Sent:  8/12/2011
From: Dorothy Drawdy   Vero Beach Florida
Relationship:  partner to Raymond Simonton

I was saddened by the difficult time you men had to endure in the loss of your mother, I sent a card to Jeff's address but it didn't arrive. We all only have one mother and it leaves a hole in your heart, my thoughts and prayers were with you during this time. I know you will have better days ahead now. Love Dotty
Sent:  8/13/2011
From: Sandra Sylvester   Duluth GA
Relationship:  1959 classmate at Rockland High School

I just recently learned of Shearer's death. We so enjoyed having her at the 1959 RHS class reunion. I played basketball with her at RHS. I always enjoyed hearing her sing, her great laugh, and the air of pure fun that always surrounded her. Please accept condolences from myself and the class of 1959. I know she is at peace with our Lord. We will miss her.
Sent:  8/19/2011
From: judith chapman   warren me
Relationship:  friend& classmate

to the family of shearer,words cannot express, my sadness for all of you at this time.I shall always remember the good time shearer & i had in school also with barb visits at rand rd with her & all the kids, they were her life.iam so sorry for your loss, your all the greatest children a mother could ever have.if you read this jeff remember our chinese sit down. moms at peace now,& may god bless you all. judi
Sent:  8/20/2011

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