Cynthia L. Simonsen, 61, of Russell, PA, died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, PA after an extended illness. She was born October 11, 1958 in Jamestown, NY to the late Raymond and Phyllis DeVore Simonsen. Cynthia was a Warren area resident most of her life and a 1976 graduate of Warren Area High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Gannon University and earned her massage therapy education from the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville Campus. She was employed as a Massage Therapist with Hospice of Warren County. She had previously worked with Lorangers International, Struthers Wells Corporation, Trucklite and Jamestown Community College. She was a member of Emmanuel Church of Christ and their church choir. Most recently she was a member of Scandia Covenant Church. She was an avid reader, animal lover, gardener, enjoyed arts, crafts, cooking, baking, raising chickens, and helping people in the community.

She is survived by her brother, James Simonsen of Sheffield, PA, 2 nieces and her dog, Moon.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her niece, Lisa Simonsen and her dog, Rex.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 1:00P.M. at Scandia Covenant Church, with Rev. Aaron Reinard, lead pastor and Rev. Marcus Briggs, retired minister, co-officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may be through New Hope Assistance Dog Program or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Pinegrove Lions Club or Warren Salvation Army, 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.