Betty Simmons


Betty L. Simmons, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.

Betty L. Simmons, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.

She was born July 15, 1928, in Dodge City, to Lee Ross and Katherine O. Berry Perkins. She graduated from Spearville High School.

On Aug. 4, 1947, she married Don L. Simmons at Spearville.

Survivors include four sons, John Simmons of Indianapolis, Mike Simmons of Sublette, and Dan and Robert Simmons, both of Wichita; a daughter, Susan Schenk of Westminster, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, David Simmons; and three sisters, Lorraine, Ruby and Edna.

Vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Spearville. Daughters of Isabella Rosary will begin at 4 p.m. Friday at the church. Funeral Mass will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Spearville.

Visitation hours are noon to 3 p.m. Friday at Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at Memorials are suggested to Daughters of Isabella, in care of the funeral home.

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