Janet Lea Simmons

Janet Lea Simmons, 88, of New London passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at the Klein Center in West Burlington.

Janet was born on October 7, 1934, at Crawfordsville, the daughter of Lafe and Nellie (Ross) Finke.  She was united in marriage to Floyd W. Miller. After his death, she married Bill Simmons; they later divorced.  She has been with her partner, Rande Beattie for 23 years.

Janet worked at Sylvania, Champion Spark Plug and later at M.H.I until she retired.  She was a wonderful mother and loved her family with all of her heart.  Janet enjoyed going to the casino and loved her dog, Toby.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie Swartzendruber, of New London, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, her sister, Bonnie Lou Gesling and her partner, Rande Beattie of New London.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents and her sons, Kerry Miller and Craig Miller.

According to her wishes cremation has been entrusted to the care of Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant. A celebration of Janet’s life will be held at a later date.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com

Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, is caring for her arrangements.