Joan Simon’s Obituary (1941-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Simons, Joan Croft

June 17, 1941 – September 16, 2021

Joan Croft Simons, 80 years old, of Greensboro, NC, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at AuthoraCare Collective Hospice & Palliative Care in Alamance County.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.

Joan was born on June 17, 1941 in Asheboro, NC to Katherine (Kitty) Scott Croft and Colonel John James (Jack) Croft. Her parents and son Charles (Chuck) Simons preceded her in death.

She graduated from Asheboro High School and received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University. Joan was one of the first women to graduate from NCSU. She received her Masters in Education from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. She worked for Guilford County Schools as a biology teacher for over 30 years and retired from Grimsley High School after 20 years of service.

Joan had many interests and activities that she enjoyed throughout her life. In her earlier years she was remembered as the majorette of Asheboro High. She was later a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved to cook for friends and family. She was especially known for her amazing chocolate chip cookies! She was an expert in crocheting, needlepoints and sewing and made many beautiful handicrafts for friends and family – most recently she created baby blankets for her new great-grandchildren. She also had a strong affection for birds. She had an extensive collection of bird figurines and enjoyed watching the many colorful birds around her house.

She leaves behind her husband Robert (Bob) Simons, who is over 57 years old; her sons Al (Susanne) Simons and Rob (Misty) Simons; Grandson Claire (Kevin) Benitez, Austin Simons, and Sunshine Simons; her great-grandson Daniel Benitez; and her brother Jay Croft; and many nieces and nephews.

Instead of flowers, the family is asking for donations to AuthoraCare Collective.

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on September 19, 2021.

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