Naomi June “Sug” Simmons, 72, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at her home following a short illness. She was born in St. Clair County, Roscoe, Missouri to William Austin and Mariam Culbertson on August 27, 1940. Naomi “Sug” married Earl Simmons on March 30, 1957. To this union five children were born, Terry, Harold, Connie, Carla, and Ronnie. They made their home in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Sug enjoyed hunting, fishing, making jerky, attending ball games, playing bingo, and especially loved spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Mandy. Naomi “Sug” Simmons was employed as a bus driver for the El Dorado Springs School District for over 37 years until she retired in 2011. Preceding her in death were her husband – Earl H. Simmons; father – William Austin Culbertson; and mother, Mariam Gresham-Culbertson. Survivors include three sons, Terry Simmons and wife Jeanne – Collins, MO, Harold Simmons and wife Traci – Joplin, MO, Ronnie Simmons and wife, Sherri – El Dorado Springs, MO; two daughters, Connie Esry and husband Kent – El Dorado Springs, MO, Carla Luther and husband Bill – Nevada, MO; three sisters – Evelyn Bybee and husband Bob, Yvonne Shearer and husband Joe, Linda Wright; two brothers – Leroy Culbertson and wife Betty, Eugene Culbertson and wife Joetta; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Date: October 25, 2012
Time: 6 to 8 PM
Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs
Date: October 26, 2012
Time: 11 AM
Church of God (Holiness), El Dorado Springs
Love Cemetery, El Dorado Springs