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Donald Simmons

July 18, 1928 — May 22, 2022

Donald Eugene Simmons, 93, of Eldorado, Illinois, formerly of Odessa, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at the Parkway Senior Living Center in Blue Springs, Missouri.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26th, 2022, at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524 with interment to follow at the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Odessa Restoration Branch at P. O. Box 253, Odessa, MO 64076. Memories of Don and condolences for his family may be left at or our Facebook page.

Don was born on July 18, 1928, in Johnston City, Illinois to John L. Simmons and Cora (Choate) Simmons. He is survived by his wife Muriel Simmons of Eldorado, IL. six children: Diane Paris, of Independence, MO; Sherry Berard (Dennis) of Independence, MO; Susan Wilson (Vernon) of Harrisburg, IL; Mark Simmons, of Independence, MO; Annette Dillon (Wayne) of Odessa, MO; and Ron Simmons (Jason Robertson) of Kansas City, KS. Don leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great granddaughters.

Don is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Wilma Nell (Horton) Simmons; three brothers, Elbert Simmons, Dennis Simmons, and infant brother, Leo Simmons; four sisters, Ruby Gregg, Esther Barger, Mildred Kuppart, and Betty Stricklin.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 26, 2022

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home

306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO 64076

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Graveside Service

Thursday, May 26, 2022

3:30 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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