Margaret J. "Peggy" Simms, 81, of Latrobe, received her heart's desire and went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born April 24, 1933, in Salem Township, a daughter of the late Pasquale "Patsy" Japalucci and Mary Jane Osborne Japalucci. She was a homemaker and a member of Word of Life Church, Greensburg. Peggy was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, granny, great-granny and friend. She was very kind and very generous. Peggy loved reading the Word, spending time with family and friends and cooking. She was involved in a special prayer group over the years and Women's Aglow Fellowship. Her greatest love and desire was to serve the Lord which she did with zeal. She was a true prayer warrior. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia "Trish" Schiefer; son, David A. Simms; grandson, Mark D. Fink; four brothers, Charles O., Robert E., George J. and Samuel P. Japalucci; and two sisters, Elma Robson and Elizabeth C. "Betty" Japalucci. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Paul Simms; a daughter, Kathleen "Vonnie" (Simms) Fink and her husband, Lloyd, of Greensburg; son, Paul L. Simms Jr. and his wife, Mary (Lampe), of Ligonier; grandchildren, Michael L. Fink and his wife, Heather, Candace Simms, Joseph A. Lampe and his wife, Jenny, and Tanya (Lampe) Morrison; great-grandchildren, Samantha Fink, Andrew Fink, Matthew Fink and Luke Morrison; a brother, Daniel F. Japalucci and his wife, Phyllis, of Roseville, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Frederick Funeral Home Inc., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. A funeral serivce will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the funeral home with Pastor Sheldon Moore officiating. Burial in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The family would like to offer a special thanks to the Oncology Staff at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital and Dr. Po and Dr. Gonzales for the exceptional care she received. Also a special thanks to dear friend, Rosie Moorhead. Memorial donations may be made to Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support Inc. (make checks payable to AMCSI), c/o Theresa Lucas, 2741 Dakota Drive, Anderson, IN 46012; or Autism Society of Pittsburgh, 4371 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. To send condolences, please visit www.FrederickFuneralHome.com.