Kristine Marie Simkins

July 4, 1944May 18, 2020

Kristine M. Simkins, 75, of Olathe, Kansas passed away on May 18, 2020 due to cancer. A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice House or Harvesters Food Bank.

Kris was born on July 4, 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was a kindergarten and special education teacher at Hickman Mills School for 35 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Betty Eskesen and her husband, Lawrence Simkins. She is survived by her stepsons, Lee (Cheryl) Simkins, Jeff (Debbie) Simkins, three grandchildren, Rebecca (Tyler) Randall, Christopher Simkins, Makenzie Simkins, her beloved dog Katie, and many special friends. Special Thanks to Olathe Hospice House for their endless love and care. Online condolences may be made at


  • A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date


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Elizabeth and Niculina Lovie

May 24, 2020

We first met Kris through facebook, which led us meeting her with her friend Connie, in a place called Elgin, in Scotland. Many times me and Kris use to speak at night by telephone. She became a very special friend to my Autistic daughter Niculina. She use to send her postcards and gifts for her birthday and Christmas. So Niculina could see the postman. she was one special lady in our lives. She became a special dear friend. We will never forget her, she has left a big hole in our hearts. Heaven has gained a special Angel.

Katherine Tisdale

May 24, 2020

Kris lived next door to us since we moved to Kansas in 2014. She was a wonderful person and neighbor. We chatted many times about our dogs, her adorable little Katie and our cocker spaniel Jada, and other topics. She was always friendly and ready to help if needed. She talked about trips and going to concerts. During the past few months of lockdown Kris offered to add any grocery needs to her order. We are very sad at her passing and will miss her.


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