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From The Frontline: Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon
The Historic New Orleans Collection

When Stephanie Simon talks about her work during the pandemic, she likes to say she’s a “last responder.” Ms. Simon is an embalmer and mortician who currently works at the Rhodes Funeral Home. When the pandemic began, she, like many other New Orleanians, were overwhelmed by the number of people who needed care. Ms. Simon chronicles her experiences in this edition of the Historic New Orleans Collection’s series, From The Frontline.

Sarah Holtz covers local history. Her work has also aired on Houston Public Media, Northern California Public Media, KFAI, KTOO, KUNM, WCAI, WGBH, and WWOZ.
Mark Cave is an oral historian and senior curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection.