She was born May 27, 1935, in Riverton, a daughter of the late Ralph M. and Mary Kerlin (Sponaugle) Landis.
Mrs. Simmons graduated from Franklin High School in 1953.
She had been living at The Retreat at Fishersville. She gave her heart to Jesus in October of 1962 and has been a faithful servant since that time. She loved reading, spending time with family and holidays.
She was married for 66 years until her husband’s death in December 2019.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and wife, Mary, and David and wife, Tammy; two daughters, Victoria Wiseman and Teresa Garber, with significant other, Wayne Wilfong; six grandchildren, Angela and Matthew Wiseman, Ryan (Jenna) Simmons, Joshua (Anna Ruth) Simmons, Nicole Simmons and Whitley Simmons and fiancé, Derek Shifflett; seven great-grandchildren, Cody (Brittany) Wiseman, Tori (Walton) Sprouse, Tristan Wiseman and fianceé, Cassandra Teter, Aedan Wiseman and Chase, Audrie, and Liliana Simmons; four great-great-grandchildren, Carson and Hudson Wiseman and Sammy and Parker Spouse; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Masincup; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph, Jr. (Jane), Jimmie, Robert (Wanda), Olin (Elaine), and Larry (Lyn) Landis; a sister, Dolly Jean Nilsen; an aunt, Idelta Lambert; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee Simmons; four brothers, Morris “Buster”, Charles, Paul and John Landis; and a sister, Mary Ann Landis.
A celebration of life was held Monday in the Coffman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Lundy officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Memory Gardens.
Active Pallbearers were Brian Landis, Jerry Paul Landis, Ryan Simmons, Joshua Simmons, Jerry Propst, Cody Wiseman and Tristan Wiseman.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.coffmanfuneralhome.net.
Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory in Staunton, Virginia, was in charge of her arrangements.