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Carol Ann Thompson Simmons
September 27, 1938 – May 13, 2019
Carol Ann Simmons, 80, died unexpectedly Monday, May 13, 2019, at her home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at Viola United Methodist Church, Viola. Pastors Jim and Chris May officiated. Burial was in Wilcox Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Goettsch Funeral Home.
Carol Ann Thompson was born September 27, 1938, in Vinton, the daughter of Elmer and Pauline (Epperson) Thompson. She graduated from Vinton High School. She married Keith Lubbock in Vinton in 1957. He preceded her in death in 1972. On April 26, 1974, she married Robert Simmons at the Congregational Church in Monticello.  She served as the Jones County treasurer for eight years and retired in 1981. She also helped run B and S Trucking, Inc., as well as the family farm. She was a longtime member of the church.
She enjoyed travel, cruises, gardening, fishing, knitting, quilting, hunting mushrooms, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was the longtime needlework judge for the Great Jones County Fair. She was the type of person who loved the outdoors and would rather be there than inside.
She is survived by her husband of forty-five years, Robert; her children, Mark Lubbock, Mundelein, Illinois, LuAnne (Doug) Postel, Urbandale, Randy Simmons, Texas, Kandee (Mark Jones) Simmons, Monticello, Daniel Simmons, Floydada, Texas, and Guy (Patti) Simmons, Hannibal, Missouri; grandchildren, Danielle (Matt) Dominguez, Nicole (Cole) Lemon, Nancy (Jake) Heideman, Kye Simmons, Oren Simmons, Kacey (Kenadie) Simmons, and Kristeen Simmons; six  great-grandchildren, Joscelyn, Bennett, Mila, Eloise, Jace, Lukas and Mya; a sister, Sharon (Larry) Williams, Vinton;  a brother-in-law, Leroy Simmons, Hannibal; and sisters-in-law, Wanetta Simmons, Monticello, and Paula Simmons, Colorado Springs, Colorado
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother Edward.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 23 May 2018

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