Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Franklin E Simmons

Franklin E Simmons, age 94 of Tuscola, Il. formerly of Villa Grove, Il., died at 9:35 pm on Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018 at the Tuscola Healthe Care Center, Tuscola, Il.

Funeral services for Mr. Simmons will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 26, 2018 in the Community Church of Christ in Tunnel Hill, with Pastor Glenn Webb officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the church on Sunday Aug 26, 2018. Burial, with military rites, will be in the Webb Cemetery, Tunnel Hill.

Mr. Simmons was born June 25, 1924 in Tunnel Hill, a son of Blaine and Lois (Webb) Simmons. He married Dorothy Smith on June 4, 1954. She died Dec. 6. 2015.

Surviving are one daughter, Marsha Klienmeyer of Camargo, Il., three sisters, Bonnie Turnbull of Michigan, Betty Newton of Bourbonnais, Il., and Hallie Choisser of Sherwood, Ar., granddaughters, Mindy Hazard and Michelle Cohen, great grandchildren Luke Cohen, Nick Hazard and Jenna Hazard.

Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters, and son-in-law Marvin Klienmeyer.

Mr. Simmons worked at the University of Illinois as a Lab Technician, and served in the U.S. Army during WW II.

Memorials can be made to an organization of the donors choice.

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