The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 18, 2013

Garland Mescal Simerl Dobb


COVINGTON, Ind. — Garland Mescal Simerl Dobb, 88, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Gulfside Regional Hospice, Zephyrhills, Fla.

She was born Jan. 7, 1925, at Covington, Ind., the daughter of Jesse Verl and Alpha (Morris) O’Neal.

Mescal married Rex Simerl May 16, 1942, at Covington, Ind., and he died Oct. 17, 1983. She married Barney C. Dobb April 2, 1986, and he died March 14, 2008.

Surviving are four children, Deanna Garland Ingram of Bradenton, Fla., Theodore Rex (Alice) Simerl of Zephyrhills, Fla., Jeffrey Wayne (Judy) Simerl of Sunnyside, Wash., and Teresa Ann “Taffy” Grubb of Covington, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Jill (Robert) Caudill of Lillian, Ala.; four siblings, Melva Melvin of Waynetown, Ind., Jerald M. (Helen) O’Neal of Covington, Ind., Verla I. “Peggy” (Harold) Merryman of Veedersburg, Ind., and Donald James O’Neal of Newtown, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Her parents and an infant daughter preceded her in death.

Mescal attended Covington schools and was a Covington resident for many years. She was employed at Olin Corporation many years before retiring and moving to Florida. She was a member of Covington First Church of Christ.

A memorial graveside service with burial of cremains will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington, at a later date. Condolences to the family:

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