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Lydia P. Simburger

Lydia P. Simburger

*** Please note, any floral tributes for Lydia’s service on Sunday need to be taken directly to the church instead of the funeral home as the memorial service arrangements were handled directly by friends of the Simburger Family, not the funeral home.  Thank you. ***

Lydia P. Simburger, 24, of Belleville, IL, born February 22, 1998, in Belleville, IL, passed away on Wednesday November 30, 2022, at her residence. Miss Simburger was a police officer for the Village of New Athens, IL. She was also an E5 Sgt. in the Missouri Army National Guard. Lydia was a 2016 graduate of Freeburg High School and a 2022 graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelor’s in communications. Lydia was a loving daughter and sister. She cherished her friends. What most people remember about Lydia is her infectious smile which was noticeable whenever she entered a room. She wanted to make people laugh and worked hard to be named Class Clown at Freeburg High School.

Lydia is survived by her parents – Leo and Kim (Emery) Simburger, of Smithton, IL, a brother – Andrew Simburger of Smithton, IL and her half-brother – Dan Moll of Mascoutah, IL
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lydia’s honor may be made to Helping Strays of Monroe County or to the Belleville Area Humane Society.
Memorial Service: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 10 South Lincoln St. in Smithton, IL on Sunday December 18, 2022.  Religious and ceremonial services will begin at 4 p.m.  Afterwards, friends and family will be gathering until 7 p.m.
Special recognition is given to Brad Penet and others for organizing the memorial service. Their assistance has been greatly appreciated by the Simburger Family.
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  1. I had never met Lydia but she sounds like a wonderful human being. She definitely made a name for herself with the accomplishments and service. May God wrap his arms around her and her family during this difficult time. The sorrow and pain are unimaginable. My prayers are with all who knew her.

  2. Elizabeth W says:

    I had the opportunity to meet Lydia in August. What a wonderful person! I know that she will always be with you…

  3. Holly says:

    The first thought that comes to mind when remembering Lydia was her infectious smile and kind heart. When I first met Lydia, she was was inviting, social and overall you could tell right a way she was an all around genuine person. I will miss seeing her around and I am so sorry to hear this saddening news. Lydia will be missed.

  4. Loralea (Tolley) Liss says:

    Paul- I’m so sorry to hear of your daughter’s passing. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Debra Sury says:

    This is truly heartbreaking. We know Lydia will be by your side every day. She will watch over you and protect you. Her beautiful smile will not be forgotten. Many prayers to Kim, Leo and Andrew. We are praying daily for all of you. Deepest Sympathy 🙏

  6. Gail May says:

    Kim,
    My heartfelt condolences and sincere prayers for you and your family. I pray the Lord covers you and gives you all the strength needed to navigate through your grief.
    🤗 😘 🙏🏾

    • Cindy Fisher says:

      I am praying for the Simburger family, May God be with you all in the days,weeks,months, and years ahead. May God wrap you all in his love and
      comfort. As a parent of 3 daughters my heart is broken for you. Sending many hugs and thoughts to your whole family. The Fisher Family

  7. Like I said I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter my heart just breaks for you if there’s anything I could do please let me know

  8. Ron & Kim Hampton says:

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Simburger family.

    • Eric and Rhonda Duncan says:

      Kim, Leo, and family, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. It was such a joy to meet Lydia a couple of years ago. Our hearts go out to you and our prayers are with you.

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  1. Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Simburger family.

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    • Kim, Leo, and family, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. It was such a joy to meet Lydia a couple of years ago. Our hearts go out to you and our prayers are with you.

      Reply
  2. Like I said I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter my heart just breaks for you if there’s anything I could do please let me know

    Reply
  3. Kim,
    My heartfelt condolences and sincere prayers for you and your family. I pray the Lord covers you and gives you all the strength needed to navigate through your grief.
    🤗 😘 🙏🏾

    Reply
    • I am praying for the Simburger family, May God be with you all in the days,weeks,months, and years ahead. May God wrap you all in his love and
      comfort. As a parent of 3 daughters my heart is broken for you. Sending many hugs and thoughts to your whole family. The Fisher Family

      Reply
  4. This is truly heartbreaking. We know Lydia will be by your side every day. She will watch over you and protect you. Her beautiful smile will not be forgotten. Many prayers to Kim, Leo and Andrew. We are praying daily for all of you. Deepest Sympathy 🙏

    Reply
  5. Paul- I’m so sorry to hear of your daughter’s passing. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

    Reply
    • A very beautiful, sweet girl ❤️

      Reply
  6. The first thought that comes to mind when remembering Lydia was her infectious smile and kind heart. When I first met Lydia, she was was inviting, social and overall you could tell right a way she was an all around genuine person. I will miss seeing her around and I am so sorry to hear this saddening news. Lydia will be missed.

    Reply
  7. I had the opportunity to meet Lydia in August. What a wonderful person! I know that she will always be with you…

    Reply
  8. I had never met Lydia but she sounds like a wonderful human being. She definitely made a name for herself with the accomplishments and service. May God wrap his arms around her and her family during this difficult time. The sorrow and pain are unimaginable. My prayers are with all who knew her.

    Reply

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