Marilyn J. Simmons, 83, of Elk City, Kansas passed away Friday at Montgomery Place, Independence, Kansas.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a. m. Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Potts Chapel Independence with Evangelist David Bycroft and Reverend Mark Loftin officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Elk City, Kansas under the direction of the Potts Chapel, Independence.
A Book signing will be held Tuesday November 25, 2014 at Potts Chapel.
The family will greet friends Wednesday November 26 2014 from 9:00 a. m. to Service time at the Potts Chapel.
The family has suggested memorials to the Elk City United Methodist Church and contributions may be left at the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.
Marilyn was born December 21, 1930 in Independence, Kansas the daughter of Leo E. and Pauletta E. Williams Small. She grew up in Independence attending and graduating from the Independence School System. She later attended the Independence Business College.
On August 24, 1958 at the First Christian Church in Independence, Marilyn was united in marriage to William Bill Jackson Simmons and the couple made their home in Elk City, Kansas. Bill preceded her in death. Marilyn returned to Independence in 2009.
Marilyn worked as a secretary for the SinclairArco BP Oil company in Independence and retired after forty one years. She also owns the Circle Valley Farm LLC of Elk City, Kansas.
She was a member of the Elk City, Kansas United Methodist Church.
Survivors include five nieces Karen L. Daniels and husband Bob of Elk City, Ks. Rosemary Joan Rose and Husband John and daughter Ashlyn of Orange Park, Fl., Sandra M. Crenshaw and husband Keith of Tulsa, Ok. Elaine Freeman of Joplin, Mo., Susan Crenshaw of Tulsa, Ok., four nephews Steven W. Simmons and wife Joyce of Independence, Ks., Michael J. Byington and wife Anne of Topeka, Ks., Robert Daniels Jr. and wife Pam of Elk City, Ks., Robert E. Small of Orange Park, Fl.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Pauletta Eileen Small, her father Leo Emmett Small and Brother Leo Eugene Small and two Nephews Roger B. Daniels and Steven M. Simmons and Nicholas W. Daniels and Danny W. Daniels.