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In Memory of

Betty J. Simms

April 30, 1926 - March 20, 2015

Obituary


Betty Jo Simms, 88, Kokomo, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015, at Brooke Knoll Village, Avon, Indiana. She was born April 30, 1926, in Huntington, West Virginia, to the late Thomas J. Adkins, Sr. and Mildred Hazel (Ferguson) Adkins. On Aug. 12, 1949, she married Robert L. Simms, who preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1998. Betty was also preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Herman Dillon; her second husband, Robert L. Simms; and her brothers, Thomas J. Adkins, Jr., Norvell P. Adkins, Robert J. Adkins and George W. Adkins. She...

Betty Jo Simms, 88, Kokomo, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015, at Brooke Knoll Village, Avon, Indiana. She was born April 30, 1926, in Huntington, West Virginia, to the late Thomas J. Adkins, Sr. and Mildred Hazel (Ferguson) Adkins. On Aug. 12, 1949, she married Robert L. Simms, who preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1998. Betty was also preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Herman Dillon; her second husband, Robert L. Simms; and her brothers, Thomas J. Adkins, Jr., Norvell P. Adkins, Robert J. Adkins and George W. Adkins. She graduated from Huntington East High School and attended Marshall College. She retired from First National Bank and Trust. She enjoyed traveling and bowling. She attended Pathway of Hope Church of the Nazarene. Betty is survived by her children, Richard L. Dillon (Mary), Buckhannon, West Virginia, Rita R. Daniels (Kurt), Del Rio, Texas, Bobbie Jo Craft, Indianapolis, and Mary Anne Benedict (Troy), Kokomo; her sister, Emma J. Kearns, Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo. Memorial gifts may be made to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, P. O. Box 650309 Dallas, Texas 75265-0309, or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, Virginia 22311. A tribute to Betty's life may be viewed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com, where condolences may be shared with her family.