Mary Jane Simmons

Mary Jane Simmons        August 12, 1957              February 22, 2023

Mary Jane Simmons, nee Edwards, was born August 12, 1957 and gained her wings on February 22, 2023. She was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Violet Christine Pankey and Freeman Edwards.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Ray Simmons (the love of her life), and her brother Ricky Edwards.

She is survived by her two daughters, Christa (Steven) Wright of Imperial, Missouri and Jennifer (Robert) Durbin of Saint Peters, Missouri. Her four granddaughters, Isabel Jane Wright, Makayla Elizabeth Wright, Morgan Louise Baker, and Raelynn Grace Durbin. Her brothers Gary Edwards, Daniel Edwards, David (Jeanette) Edwards, and Terry (Dorothy) Edwards. As well as many nieces and nephews.

Mary was devoted to her family. She loved being a Mawmaw. You would often find her in the kitchen cooking up a big Sunday dinner.

Mary will forever be missed.

Private memorial to be held at a later date.



  • You will always be loved and missed fly high with your beloved husband as you watch over your family. Rip

  • Hugs and prayers to all the family. We will cherish all the memories and laughs we have shared thru the years we loved her
    Love the Carroll family


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