Maxine Thelma Simmons

January 26, 1919 ~ June 19, 2020

Maxine Thelma Simmons

          Maxine Simmons, daughter of the late Ed and Pearle Albertson Goode was born on January 26, 1919 in Big Ridge, Missouri and passed away on June 19, 2020 in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 101.

Maxine had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, where she served faithfully as a Sunday School Teacher for forty years.  She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and gardening.  As a dedicated woman of God, she enjoyed setting an example of a Christian life for her family and friends to see.

On July 8, 1935 she was united in marriage to William Simmons in Bloomfield, Missouri.  Mr. Simmons preceded her in death on July 1, 1990.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Harris and husband Roy of Dexter, Missouri; by one son, Gary Simmons of Malden, Missouri; by nine grandchildren; by sixteen great-grandchildren; and by eleven great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Lou Payne; by two sons, Jerry Lee Simmons and Larry Wayne Simmons; and by one sister, Wanda Goode.

A private service will be conducted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 for immediate family only, at the Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Tim Russell officiating.  Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories in Sikeston, Missouri.

Maxine enjoyed flowers, she also enjoyed helping those in need, if you would like to make a memorial contribution, the family suggests Hope International, 601 South Walnut Street, Bernie, Missouri 63822.