Joyce Ann Simmons


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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