Sixth Generation


324. Shirley M. Simmons was born on 16 September 1919 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA. She died on 14 February 2005 at the age of 85 in Spruce Head, Maine, USA. SPRUCE HEAD – Shirley M. Post, 85, died Monday, February 14, 2005, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, after a brief illness.
Born in Lewiston, September 16, 1919, she was the daughter of Elbridge G. and Beatrice Parker Simmons.
June 27, 1938, she married David E. Post at Spruce Head. They have made their home here since that time.
After coming to what she declared was a saving knowledge of Jesus atoning power, in August of 1960, with her husband, Mrs. Post joined the Spruce Head Community Church. Since that time she has been an active member of that church, serving as a church clerk, deaconess, choir member, Sunday school teacher and Ladies Missionary Fellowship Prayer Chairman. Many people recognized her as a devoted, ardent prayer warrior.
In 1970 she began working as a post office clerk, serving in Spruce Head, Owls Head and Tenants Harbor Post Offices. She retired from employment with the Postal Service in 1986.
Foremost, Mrs. Post was devoted to her Lord, family, church and community.
Pre-deceased by one son, Gary M. Post, January 11, 1999, Mrs. Post is survived by her husband of 66 years of Spruce Head; two sons and their wives, Richard and Harriet Post of South Thomaston, Gilbert and Evelyn Post of Spruce Head; one daughter, Janice Lowell and her husband Richard of Hope; three sisters, Joyce Knight of Warren, Beatrice Lamoine of Swans Island, Lois Anderson of Rockland; a brother, Cecil Prior of Round Pond; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Duwayne and Kathie Post, Sheri and Allan Beck, Shelia and Bob Torkington, Darren and Melissa Post, Shelley and Glenn Winchenbach, Richard Jr., and Erin Lowell, Bethany and Dallas Fields, Jessica Lowell; thirteen great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 19th, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. Friends and family are invited to a reception hosted by the Spruce Head Community Church, beginning at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, February 20th, at Spruce Head Community Hall, Village Road, Spruce Head. A graveside service will be announced in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Spruce Head Community Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 18, Spruce Head, 04859 or the American Cancer Society, New England Division, Inc., One Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240.
From 1970 to 1986 she was a Postal Clerk in Spruce Head, Maine, USA.

Shirley M. Simmons and David Edwin Post were married on 27 June 1938 in Spruce Head, Maine, USA. David Edwin Post8, son of Maynard Foster Post and Eva May Rowell, was born on 6 November 1917 in Spruce Head, Maine, USA.110 He died on 18 April 2006 at the age of 88 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, USA.110 SPRUCE HEAD – David Edwin Post, 88, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born at Spruce Head, November 6, 1917, he was one of five children of Maynard F. and Eva M. Rowell Post. He attended St. George schools.
June 27, 1938, he married Shirley M. Simmons. They made their home at Spruce Head all their married lives.
In June of 1960, with his wife, Mr. Post was instrumental in the opening of Spruce Head Community Church. Since that time he has been an active member and has served the Lord as a Deacon, Trustee, Usher and Sunday School teacher. He was also instrumental in establishing the Men’s Breakfast held monthly at the church. He remained faithful in that endeavor including this month, arranging speakers and cooking pancakes.
He was a World War II, U.S. Army veteran.
After a brief time at Snow’s Shipyard in Rockland, he spent the remainder of his working career as a self-employed lobster fisherman.
Mr. Post enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and was an avid Red Sox fan.
Pre-deceased by his wife of 66 years, Shirley M. Post, February 14, 2005 and a son Gary M. Post, January 11, 1999, Mr. Post is survived by two sons and their wives, Gilbert and Evelyn Post of Spruce Head, Richard and Harriette Post of South Thomaston; one daughter, Janice Lowell and her husband Richard of Hope; one brother Edgar Post and his wife Helen of Spruce Head; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Duwayne and Kathie Post, Sheri and Allan Beck, Shelia and Bob Torkington, Darren and Melissa Post, Shelley and Glenn Winchenbach, Richard and Erin Lowell, Bethany and Dallas Fields, Jessica Lowell; thirteen great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22nd, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday at Ocean View Cemetery, Spruce Head Road, South Thomaston. Pastor Mitch Ross will officiate. A reception for family and friends will follow at the Spruce Head Community Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Spruce Head Community Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 18, Spruce Head, ME 04859 or South Thomaston Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 147, South Thomaston, ME 04858 He was buried on 23 April 2006 in Oceanview cemetery, South Thomaston.

Shirley M. Simmons-4207 and David Edwin Post-13631 had the following children:

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Gary Milton Post-49936.

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Richard C. Post-49937.

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Gilbert D. Post-49938.

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Janice Post-49939.