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Arthur Glenn Simmons, age 77, of LaBelle, Missouri, died Friday, February 12, 2010, at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
He was born May 29, 1932, near Plevna, Missouri, the son of Arthur and Blanche Shofstall Simmons.
On February 10, 1955, at Shelbina, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Breeden.
Surviving is his wife Betty Jean Simmons of LaBelle, Missouri, six sons, Arthur Glenn Simmons, Jr., and wife Roena of Newark, Missouri, Jon Neil Simmons and wife Betty of Lewistown, Missouri, Douglas Kent Simmons and wife Marilyn of Knox City, Missouri, Daniel Kevin Simmons and wife Brenda of Canton, Missouri, David Kelly Simmons of Newark, Missouri, and Carl Wesley Simmons and wife Nicole of Lewistown, Missouri, sixteen grandchildren, Artie Simmons, Carrie Beth Strong, Cody Simmons, Adam Simmons, Candi Harder, Justin Simmons, Tyler Simmons, Stevie Simmons, Steffen Simmons, Maranda Ward, Kane Simmons, Matthew Simmons, Michael Simmons, Sarah Plant, Jessica Plant and Justin Plant, eleven great grandchildren, Dillan Strong, Adison Strong, Nico Simmons, Carter Cole, Gage Cole, Madison Harder, Campbell Harder, Preston Parton, Wesley Ward, Elijah Ward, Mattie Ward, one sister, Shirley Stout and husband Joe Don of Newark, Missouri, four brothers Bob Simmons and wife Barbara of Edina, Missouri, Larry “Pete” Simmons and wife Brenda of Plevna, Missouri, Darrell Simmons and wife Gaila of Novelty, Missouri, Gary Simmons and wife Debbie of LaPlata, Missouri, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Kent, Kevin and Ronnie Simmons, one sister, Mary Lou Simmons, and a granddaughter Mandy Lynn Simmons.
Glenn was raised in the Plevna area where he received his education. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict from 1952 till 1954,serving in Germany.
Glenn lived most of his life in the Steffenville area where he was engaged in farming, construction work and operating a dozer. Glenn was and avid NASCAR fan and a member of the American Legion at Lewistown, Missouri. He loved working and spending time with his family and friends especially his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Doug Wilson will officiate the services.
Honorary bearers will be David Hatfield, Paul Washburn, Melvin Heins, Glenn Scoggin, Kenneth Scoggin, Aaron Hayden and David Michel.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 16, 2010, from 9 a.m. till time of services at 11 a.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Memorials in memory of Arthur Glenn Simmons may be made to the Newark Cemetery. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537. On line condolences may be left at hudsonrimerfh.com