Howard A. “Shenny” Simmons

Howard A. “Shenny” Simmons

Howard A. “Shenny” Simmons, 96, of Shirley, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 18, 2013, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Hancock County, the son of  Lee Roy and Luvina (Addison) Simmons.

“Shenny” was a lifelong farmer and self-employed truck driver, delivering hay and straw. He loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughters, Betty (Charles) Holden of Shirley, Caroline “Kay” Bechard of Mascotte, Fla.; son, James (Virginia) Simmons of Coal City, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and 15 great great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen Louise Simmons; brothers, Orville Simmons and Leroy Simmons; sister, Ruth Ann Simmons.

Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the Funeral Home with Joe Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

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