Florence Simmons (85) of Edgewood


Published on March 22 2013 11:40 am

Florence Simmons, 85, of Edgewood passed away at 8:15 PM Thursday, March 21, 2013 in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral service is 1 PM Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood with burial to follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to Lincoln Land Hospice or St. Jude Hospital.

Florence was born on January 1, 1928 in Clay Co., IL the daughter of David and Felicia (Abel) Davis. She married Robert “Bob” Simmons on June 12, 1954 at Flora and he preceded her on September 13, 2003.

She was a homemaker. Memberships include the Full Gospel Church, Edgewood, Edgewood-Mason Keenagers, and Mason Twp. voting committee. Florence loved her family and their faithful Sunday gatherings. She enjoyed quilting, and visiting with her special neighbors Charles and Norma Veatch.

Surviving are her sons; Dave (Gerri) Cochran of Edgewood, Jerry “Beebe” Simmons of Edgewood, and Robert “Bubbles” (Brenda) Simmons of Dieterich, daughters; Dorothy “Dot” Depoister of Edgewood, Joyce (Steve) Liggett of Waltonville, Sherry Simmons of Edgewood, Kathy (Michael) Mosley of Edgewood, Pat (Gary) Harmon of Edgewood, Pam (James) Magnus of St. Peter, Lisa Merritt of Edgewood, Sandy (Ronnie) Colclasure of LaClede, and Shelia (Butch White) Simmons of Edgewood, sister; Fleda Simmons of Dieterich, brother in laws; Noel (Georgia) Simmons of Mason, Charles (Lucille) Simmons of Texas, Ralph (Marietta) Simmons of Mason and Glen (Freda) Simmons of LaClede, sister in law; Betty Ingram of Effingham, 47 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and her faithful companion “Pooch”.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, sons in law; David Bushue and Robert “Butch” Depoister, and 3 grandchildren.