Born in Plymouth, PA on October 6, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ann Gillispie Sims.
She was a member of the 1937 graduating class of Plymouth High School.
On November 27, 1941, she married her best friend and love of her life, Andrew Thomas Celmer. Together they shared 59 years of wedded bliss.
Mrs. Celmer was the quintessential homemaker, baking and cooking and decorating cakes for family and friends. The dinner table at her home always had invited guests which she called friends to enjoy her delicious cooking.
A woman of great faith, she was a member of the Franklin Street Primitive Methodist Church, its choir, Ladies Aide Society and was honored for over 50 years of service as a Sunday School teacher, where her kindness and caring touched many lives.
Music was also a big part of her life as she would share her talent as a soloist for special events and at church.
She was also a former member of the Plymouth Hose Company No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary where she held many offices. After living in Plymouth for 94 years, she moved to Canton to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law making new friends, but her heart never left her hometown.
Surviving are her children Andrea and Carl Sutton, Canton and William Celmer, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Carl and Wendy Sutton, Dallas, Stacey and Dean Kenefick, Drexel Hill, PA, William and Andrew Celmer; great grandchildren, Floyd and Lydia Sutton, Dallas, Hailey and Hannah Kenefick, Drexel Hill, Alison, Ashley, and Natalie Celmer; sisters-in-law, Connie and Jean Sims and Margaret Pollock; many special and caring nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Andrew in 2000; brothers, Arthur, Thomas, Charles, William, Paul and John Sims; sisters, Margaret Paul, Mable Balleck, Louise Hunlock, Miriam Boyd, and Mae Jones; many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life was held on January 3 at the Franklin Street Primitive Methodist Church, Plymouth, PA with funeral services immediately following with her friend Rev. David Wildoner officiating.
Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Franklin Street Primitive Methodist Church, 181 Franklin Street, Plymouth, PA or St. John's United Methodist Church, PO Box 313, Canton, PA 17724 or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the care and trust of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, PA.