Betty L. Simmons

Written by Theresa Rose on March 6, 2015

Betty L. Simmons, age 78 of Morning Sun, died Wednesday March 4, 2015 at the Morning Sun Care Center. The daughter of Carroll and Edna (Fox) Morehead, she was born May 3, 1936 at Maquoketa, Iowa. On August 22, 1953 she married Charles Simmons in Burlington; he died March 11, 2013. She was a graduate of the Morning Sun High School. She worked at Bi-State in Buffalo, Iowa, was a homemaker and farm wife. She enjoyed reading and the outdoors, especially flowers and birds.

Survivors include: one son, Rick and JoBeth Simmons of Morning Sun; two daughters, Grace Hartman and Dan Wischmeier of Yarmouth; Kerry and Ed Wilkerson of Morning Sun; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren;

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and one great grandson.

According to her wishes cremation has been accorded.

The family will meet with friends Tuesday March 10th from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun. A private family graveside will be on Wednesday at the Elmwood Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Morning Sun Library.