V. Jane Couts, 91, of Dover, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia.

She was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Goshen, to the late Otis E. and Essie (O'Brien) Simmons.

She was a 1941 Tuscarawas High School graduate.

She was a housewife and had previously worked at GE and as a book keeper at Lee Freight Lines in Dover. She was a member of Faith Christian Church of New Philadelphia. She was a member of the Oriental Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Newcomerstown.

She is survived by two sons, Jim A. McDonald and his wife Nancy of Dover, and Ron L. McDonald and his wife Carol of Massillon; grandchildren, Jody and Eric Niklaus, Thomas and Eilleen McDonald; great-grandchildren, Sawyer and

Delaney Niklaus, Colin and Sydney McDonald, Brooke Morgan; care giver and friend, Dana Parsons, long time friends, Howard and Phyllis Clawson; and nieces and nephews, Charlene Watson, Gary and Joan Caviness, and Patty and Dana Moore.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Otis Simmons Jr.; two sisters, Martha Mathias and Maxine Lahm.

Services were Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Faith Christian Church, New Philadelphia, with Pastor Brian Flood officiating.

Private burial will take place at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663; or Faith Christian Church, 2012 Pleasant Valley Road NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Online condolences may be made at www.addyfuneralhome.com.