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Merle M. Simmons
April 18, 1937 - August 13, 2020

Merle  M. Simmons

Merle M. Simmons
Apr 18, 1937 - Aug 13, 2020

Merle  M. Simmons
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Merle M. Simmons, born April 18, 1937, passed away August 13, 2020.

He was born in Pisgah, Iowa in the same house his mother was born in. He was born to Harry and Agnes (Baker) Simmons. He was the younger of two children.

He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs in 1955. After graduation he went to work for the Illinois Central Railroad where he met his wife Mariann Pullman. They were united in marriage on February 21, 1959 at the United Methodist Church in Sidney, Iowa. Two children were born to this union ~ Mark and Marcia.

They lived most of their life in Farragut, Iowa where he worked for the city. They then retired to Mountain Home, Arkansas. In 2015 they moved closer to family due to Merle's health where he eventually passed away at home.

Merle was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marlene.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Mariann; son Mark and wife Teresa of Shenandoah, Iowa; daughter Marcia and husband David Yount of Nelson, Missouri; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Private Family Memorial Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.

 
 

Cherri Phillips Spurlock on Aug 16, 2020

Marcia and family. So sorry to hear about your dad. Great memories of him helping us with the horses. You all are in my thoughts. Cherri.

Jerry LeFever on Aug 15, 2020

Marianne, so sorry to hear of Merle’s passing. Fond memories from the Farragut day. May God Bless you in this time of sorrow.

Jerry LeFever on Aug 15, 2020

Marianne I am so sorry to hear of Merle’s passing. Good memories from the Farragut days. May God Bless you in this time of sorrow. Jerry LeFever

Les Nielsen on Aug 14, 2020

Marianne, Mark and Marcia sorry for your loss we will be praying for you.Les, LaVaughn and Daren.

Kirk and Sherry Shearer on Aug 14, 2020

Marianne, Mark and family. Merle always had a smile and a dry but witty sense of humor. Always enjoyed our times together and he was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to all his family. May he rest in enteral piece.

Bob and Robin Lynn on Aug 14, 2020

Marianne, Mark and Marcia and Families, we are So Sorry to hear of Merle's passing. As hard as it is, he's in a Much better place. No longer do you need to worry about him, having to care for him, or him Not remembering you. He's Now able to keep an eye on All of you. Love, Bob & Robin

Janet Edmonds on Aug 14, 2020

My prayers and condolences to the family, May fond memories and God’s loving words carry you through and beyond this difficult time of mourning. Isaiah 57:15

Tamra & Dave Jackson on Aug 13, 2020

Marianne, Mark, Marcia and families. I'm sadden to hear of your loss. I remember the many good times we had during school with Marianne and Merle. He definitely had an ornery streak in him.

Tom & Sue Spears on Aug 13, 2020

Marianne, Mark and family, so sorry to hear about Merle. I know he will be missed by your all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family. Merle always had a good sense of humor and fun to be around.

Tom Sue Spears on Aug 13, 2020

Marianne, Mark and family, so sorry to hear about Merle. I know he will be missed by your all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family. Merle always had a good sense of humor and fun to be around.

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