Obituary: Beverly Simons

Flowers over a tumbstone

Beverly J. (Shepherd) Simons, born Nov. 11, 1939, to parents, Murl and Irene Shepherd in Harper, passed away July 30, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil Simons; and brother, Calvin Shepherd. She is survived by her children, Donita Kellogg, Darlene Abernathy, Denise Simons, Dora Yaeger, Darrell (Bobbi) Simons, and Darian (Carmin) Simons; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ferrell Liddeke, Leslie Shepherd, Kathy (Jimmy) Wynne, and Murlene (Bill) Griffin.

Beverly served lunches for 16 years at Mary Benton Elementary School, was a candy striper for St. Francis Hospital, and spent 40 years baking and decorating cakes for all occasions. She was an award winning baker for both the Sedgwick County and Kansas State Fairs, bringing in hundreds of ribbons over the years.
Beverly’s Celebration of Life Service was held at Resthaven Mortuary at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, with visitation one hour prior.