Loma Jean Simmons-Crowell passed away peacefully on May 30, 2023. Jean was born March 4, 1930, in Pampa, Texas to her parents Buck and Glenn Simmons. They lived in the Texas panhandle until the sixth grade when her father went into construction and started following the war jobs.
Through the years they lived in many states, and she went to fifteen schools, graduating in Rangely, Colorado.
She met Charles (Sandy) Crowell in Colorado, and they were married in Independence, Kansas where they spent most of their marriage. They had two children, David Allan and Sharon Sue.
Jean was very active in church wherever they lived, teaching and many other jobs, even painting a full wall mural in the First Southern Baptist Church nursery in Independence. She also got to go on a mission trip to Wales.
She was active in the hospital auxiliary coffee dock and Health for Life. She also enjoyed crocheting and painting items for the Christmas Bazzar. She enjoyed belonging to the “FAB”, a group of friends that started in 1990 playing cards, traveling and shopping together.
Jean worked at Electra Manufacturing for 6 ½ as a lab tech and at ACC for 26 1/2 years as a secretary. She loved life to the fullest.
She is survived by her son David Crowell and wife Vickie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and daughter Shari Martinez and husband Ceasar of Independence, six grandchildren Jay Martinez (Shawn), Tiffany Hare, Trevor Martinez, Curtis Martinez (Madalyn), David Crowell (Amy), Paul Crowell (Samantha), and 9 great grandchildren. Taryn Martinez, Miranda Martinez, Timothy Hare, Ryan Hare, Morgan Martinez, Trevor Martinez, Megan Crowell, Parker Crowell, and Sutton Crowell. She also has 3 great great granddaughters.
Visitation service for Jean will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023 with the family receiving visitors from 5-7 PM.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10am at Potts chapel.
The family has entrusted arrangements with Potts Chapel. To leave a condolence or memory for the family please visit www.pottsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to AWOL.