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McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47Th Street, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Maxine B. Simmons

September 11, 1921October 28, 2019
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Maxine B. Simmons was born in Hall's Summit, KS in Coffey County on a farm on September 11, 1921. She lived there until high school, and then lived in a boarding house in Burlington, KS. Her parents moved to Burlington where Maxine then lived until she married Robert R. Simmons, Sr., on May 3, 1941. They lived in Lamar, MO, moved to Overland Park, KS in 1950 and then to Wichita, KS in 1952. In 2010, she moved to Kansas City, MO and in 2016, necessity arose for her to reside at Villages of Jackson Creek, where she lived until her death. She was very well taken care of and became a part of their family. While in Wichita, Maxine worked as credit manager of the Model Clothing Co., women's fine clothing from 1956 - 1980. She was active in Credit Woman's Association and a member of the Eastern Star. Maxine loved to garden, read, and spend time with family and friends. After retiring, she started cross stitching and has stitched numerous pictures and an entire Christmas tree of ornaments. Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, William B. and Maude Mae Bouse; sisters, Zenobia Raines, Lucille Bouse, Pauline Bouse and Charlene Johnson; brothers, Harold Bouse and Dale Bouse; husband, Robert R. Simmons, Sr.; grandson, Shawn Daniel DeCoursey and daughter-in-law, Tomiko Simmons. Survivors include her sister, Betty Surprise; son, Robert R. Simmons, Jr.; daughter, Hazel M. DeCoursey; grandson, Scott C. DeCoursey and great-granddaughter, Fallyn Violetta DeCoursey. A Celebration Gathering will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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Lori Wuellner

November 4, 2019

Maxine was a very kind and sweet lady. I didn’t know her well, but when I was around her at her great granddaughters events she always made me feel welcomed.
Hazel and Scott, I’m sorry for your loss and hope all the good memories you have of her will bring you some peace.

DAN DECOURSEY

November 3, 2019

Maxine, I will miss you. Hazel and Scott, I'm sorry for your loss.
Maxine was a very kind and wonderful woman.

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Biography

Maxine B. Simmons was born in Hall's Summit, KS in Coffey County on a farm on September 11, 1921. She lived there until high school, and then lived in a boarding house in Burlington, KS. Her parents moved to Burlington where Maxine then lived until she married Robert R. Simmons, Sr., on May 3, 1941. They lived in Lamar, MO, moved to Overland Park, KS in 1950 and then to Wichita, KS in 1952. In 2010, she moved to Kansas City, MO and in 2016, necessity arose for her to reside at Villages of Jackson Creek, where she lived until her death. She was very well taken care of and became a part of their family.

While in Wichita, Maxine worked as credit manager of the Model Clothing Co., women's fine clothing from 1956 - 1980. She was active in Credit Woman's Association and a member of the Eastern Star. Maxine loved to garden, read, and spend time with family and friends. After retiring, she started cross stitching and has stitched numerous pictures and an entire Christmas tree of ornaments.

Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, William B. and Maude Mae Bouse; sisters, Zenobia Raines, Lucille Bouse, Pauline Bouse and Charlene Johnson; brothers, Harold Bouse and Dale Bouse; husband, Robert R. Simmons, Sr.; grandson, Shawn Daniel DeCoursey and daughter-in-law, Tomiko Simmons. Survivors include her sister, Betty Surprise; son, Robert R. Simmons, Jr.; daughter, Hazel M. DeCoursey; grandson, Scott C. DeCoursey and great-granddaughter, Fallyn Violetta DeCoursey.

A Celebration Gathering will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.