Martha Simonds, age 76, of Princeton, KY, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton, KY. Mrs. Simonds worked for many years at the former Fredonia High School in Fredonia, KY. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by: five sons - Todd Gilbert (Tatum), Cerulean, KY; Johnny Gilbert (Tammy), Fredonia, KY; Jeffery Gilbert (Sherri), Marshall Co., KY; Jason Gilbert (Rose), Cadiz, KY; and Tyson Gilbert, Marshall Co., KY; two daughters - Shannon Gilbert, Marshall Co., KY; and Paula Cox, Princeton, KY; one sister - Sherry Nelson, Hopkinsville, KY; grandchildren - Reagan Smith; Trittney Reeves; Dustin Gilbert; Jennifer Davis (Curtis); Chad Baker (Tara); Lori Winters (Brad); Clint Baker (Crystal); Lee Gilbert (Brandy); Melissa Stagner (Jason); Tenley Gilbert; Jaron Gilbert (Lindsay); Kayli Gilbert; and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her parents - Henry Curtis & Emma Lee Kennedy Harrell; husband - Robert Simonds; one granddaughter - Amanda Gilbert; and a brother and sister in infancy.
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. A graveside funeral service will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY at 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 28, 2016, with the Reverend Vice Killebrew officiating.