Myrtle Virginia Simms, age 86, a long-time Lamar, Missouri resident, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Gardens at Osage in Bentonville, Arkansas.


     Myrtle was born March 11, 1922, at Iantha, Missouri, to Harley and Una (Rives) Davis.  On August 31, 1952, at Huntsville, Arkansas, she married Kenneth W. Simms and they made their home in Lamar.  Myrtle worked for O’Sullivan Industries for many years, retiring in 1983.  Kenneth preceded her in death April 30, 2001 and, in 2006, Myrtle moved to Bentonville to be near family.


     In addition to her husband, Kenneth, Myrtle was preceded in death by seven brothers, Oliver, Lester, George, Warren, Calvin, Leland, and Joe Davis.


     Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle & Thomas Roberson, Bentonville, Arkansas and Saundra & Leroy Chadd, Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren, Shelley Morgan, Tracey Santoyo, Travis Roberson, Scott Roberson,  and Tyler Roberson; three great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Shorty Godfrey, Lamar,  Mary Alice Garrison, Nevada City, California, and Betty Davis, Webb City, Missouri. 


     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 9th at Daniel Funeral Home with burial in Lake Cemetery.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Barton County Senior Center Meals on Wheels Program, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


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#4 KC Mo.Saundra 2010-03-09 10:11
Still miss you Mom.
#3 Kathleen Dimond 2009-01-09 10:08
Gayle, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I know you will miss her and I am thinking of you.
#2 lamar, moKelli Kluhsman debbies daught 2009-01-08 15:57
My deepest condolences.
It saddens me but I take comfort knowing she is in a better place.
#1 LamarBecky Blackford 2009-01-08 10:44

I was sorry to hear that your mom has passed. I know she has not been well, but it is still not easy when we lose our parents. I'm thinking of you all.


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