ADA — Cathy Diane (Simon) Robirds, 61, died on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 1:32 p.m., at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born on July 4, 1952, in Ada, to Sylvan and Wanda (Morrison) Simon who preceded her in death. On April 16, 1971, she married Steven D. Robirds and he survives in Ada.

Cathy began her career as a cosmetologist and resigned from Ohio Northern University Heterick Memorial Library, in 2004, to dedicate her days to three of her beloved grandchildren. She was an inactive member of the Ada Church of Christ Disciples.

She is survived by three children, Eric (Michelle) Robirds, of Plain City, Amanda (Brenda Welch) Robirds, of Forest, and Scott (Zeallie) Robirds, of Ada; five grandchildren, twins, Alaina and Hailey, Aaron, Joshua and Elizabeth; two brothers, Anthony (Linda) Simon and Michael (Kimberly) Simon, of Ada; and a sister-in-law, Karen Simon, of Ada. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles “Butch” Simon and David Simon.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Tom Dearth officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, April 29, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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