CLAFLIN — Evelyn Simmons, 95, died July 14, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born May 18, 1920, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Frank and Minnie (Ahrens) Hofmeister. On June 16, 1957, Evelyn married Lawrence L. Simmons in Hoisington. He died Dec. 10, 2008. A longtime resident of the Claflin area, she was a homemaker.
Evelyn was a member of the Claflin United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. As quilting and sewing were among her many interests, she was a member of Twisted Stitchers Quilt Guild of Claflin, and Central Kansas Thread Benders of Great Bend. She served on Lions Club of Claflin and she was very active in the 4-H community and was a former 4-H leader.
Survivors include a son, Frank Simmons, Claflin; two daughters, Ruby Simmons, Kansas City, Mo.; and AnneBelle Komarek and husband Jason, Kearney, Mo.; five grandchildren, Kelly, Zack, Alex, Aiden, Adalyn; and a great-grandson, Jeremiah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Elmer Hofmeister.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Langhofer presiding. Burial will follow at Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Claflin Ambulance Service or the United Methodist Church, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, KS, 67544.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.
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P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS, 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 16, 2015