Frances Elizabeth Simmons, 85, of Summerville, SC passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Summerville Medical Center.

A Funeral Mass will be held Friday morning, September 8, 2017 at 11 o’clock at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frances’ name may be made to St. John the Beloved, 28 Sumter St., Summerville, SC 29483, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Frances was born August 8, 1932 in the Finucan family home in Summerville, SC, daughter of Frank Ashton Heape and Stella Elizabeth Finucan Heape. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Coastal Center in Ladson for 40 years.

She is survived by her son, Charles “Charlie” Ashton Simmons and his wife, Gabriela Zerda Simmons; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Ashton Simmons; and cousins, Nancy McGowen, Katherine Freeman, and Ann Wulbern.

Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.