Mona K. Rivera, 64 of Newcomerstown, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Wednesday, May 26, 1948, in Zanesville, to Andrew D. Simpson of Newcomerstown and the late Marguerite (Ransom) Simpson.

She worked at General Tire, RCA in Cambridge, and the ODC Nursing Home.

On Friday, May 26, 1989, she married Samuel Rivera, who passed away Oct. 19, 2011.

She is survived by seven sisters, Constance, Sharon, Barbara, Rebecca, Regina, and Margo Simpson, and Kim Malone; two brothers, Richard and Tyrone Simpson.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Anthony, James, and Andrew Simpson; and one sister, Marva Kay Simpson.

Memorial services were Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Trinity Baptist Church, Newcomerstown, with Pastor Patrick Boyle officiating.

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