Beverly J. Simmons, 87, of Macomb passed away at 1:52 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville, West Virginia surrounded by her family.
She was born on September 26, 1932 in Macomb to Virgil and Gertrude Parsons Doney. She first married Theodore Ellis in 1950. He passed away in January of 1963. She later married Francis “Mick” Simmons on April 20, 1967. He passed away on January 10, 2006.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Doney and one grandson, Robert Simmons, Jr.
Beverly is survived by two sons, Robert G. (Gloria) Simmons, Sr and Mike Ellis; two daughters, Deborah Markley and and Linda Ellis; five grandchildren, Heather (Matt) Adams, Christy McSperritt, Shannon Moore, Wesley Simmons and Lucas Simmons; two-step-grandchildren, Brianna Simmons and Lindsay Lankford; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Beverly lived most of her life in Macomb. She worked at Western Illinois University in Building Services.
She was a member of the Macomb VFW Auxiliary and the Macomb American Legion Auxiliary.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside burial of ashes will be held in the spring at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with Robert Simmons officiating.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
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