DEVONA SIMONSON

Chamberlain

Devona J. Simonson, 90, of Chamberlain, passed away on May 20, 2022, at Firesteel Nursing Home in Mitchell. 

Funeral services were held, Wednesday, May 25, at 6 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the services at the Hickey Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain.  Burial will be 1 p.m. (MT), Thursday, May 26, in the Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis.

Devona June Simonson was born Aug. 12, 1931, at Mitchell to C.K. and Mabel (Songer) Jones.  She graduated from Artesian High School in 1949.  Devona was united in marriage to Kenneth Simonson on June 25, 1949, at Pipestone, Minn. In 1951, they began farming in the Artesian area, farming near her parents, C.K. and Mabel Jones. In 1995, they made their retirement home over-looking the Missouri River at Chamberlain. 

She enjoyed quilting, embroidering, reading, working on puzzles, playing cards, watching sports, and movies on TV and traveling to California to visit her grandson Kyle. 

Devona is survived by her daughters, Donna Connor of Artesian and Wanda (Arnie) Rus of Chamberlain; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Kenneth; brother, Wesley; sister, Beverly (Melvin); son-in-law, Larry Connor; step-grandson, Jeremy Rus; nephew, Dennis Madsen; and several sisters- and brothers-in-law.

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