Dorothy was born October 27, 1936 in Haig, NE to Jacob and Rozi (Steinhaur) Leider. She grew up around Scottsbluff, NE and married Cecil L. Simon on April 17, 1955. The couple lived in Scottsbluff before moving to North Platte in 1957 where her husband worked for the James E. Simon Construction Company. Dorothy and Cecil raised three daughters, and her family was the center of her life. She was a faithful member of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1971.
Dorothy is survived by her husband Cecil L. Simon of North Platte; daughters Christine Simon, Vickie (Vance) Hardenbergh and Jennifer (Kyle) Smith all of North Platte; grandchildren Rachel (Jeremy) Webb of North Platte, John (Keontra) Griffiths of Dallas, TX, Robbyn (Sam) Raffaeli of Imperial, NE, Rebecca (Angelo) DeHerrera of North Platte, David (Brittoni) Hardenbergh of Maricopa, AZ, Vanessa (Jarod) Scheinost of North Platte, Grace Andrews of Maricopa, AZ, Kevin Hardenbergh of North Platte, Heather (Joel) Sinclair of Brady, Krystal Smith of North Platte, Lacey (Tanner) Seidel of Lincoln, NE, and Kayla (Taylor Seidel) Smith of North Platte; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brothers John Leider of Melbeda, NE, Hank (Darlene) Leider of Kissimmee, FL and Jim (Carolyn) Leider of Titusville, FL; as well as numerous other extended family members and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Rozi Leider; siblings George, Henry, Louise, Anna, Jake, Emma and Amelia.
Memorials are suggested to the Opportunity Center in North Platte and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 7, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Private family inurnment will be held at a different time. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.