Joyce Ann Simmons

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Joyce Ann "Jodie" Simmons, 76, Springfield passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Mercy Hospital. She was born April 27, 1942 in El Dorado, Ark.
Jodie worked as a bookkeeper and was self-employed through most of her working years. A very talented and creative person, she could spin a story for her grandkids or draw and paint a picture at the drop of a hat. Her loving, bigger than life personality will be missed by anyone whose life she touched.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Joplin.
Jodie was preceded in death by her father, RB Jerry; her mother, Christabelle Juanita Jerry; and a sister, Bernita Jerry.
She is survived by her husband, Steve Simmons; daughter, Kimberly Vesecky, Columbia, Mo.; son, Kirk Harris, Seneca; Mo.; grandchildren, Tracee Edgmon, Austin, Texas, Tyler Brewton, Ft. Worth, Texas, Zachary Harris, Carl Junction, Mo., and Seth Harris, Seneca, Mo.; sister, Connie McKoy, Jackson, Miss.; brothers, Rick and Randy Jerry, El Dorado, Ala.; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home with the Reverend Tim Cox officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service, at her home, 1070 West Woodbine, Springfield, MO 65803.
Published on February 12, 2019
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