Eula Ann Simmons, 79, longtime Miami resident and educator passed away at her home on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was born on September 9, 1938 in Warrensburg, Mo. to John “Jack” Pickett Carter Sr. and Eula Belle (Cochran) Carter. Mrs. Simmons’ graduated with the class of 1956 from Carthage High School. She married Melvin Leroy Simmons he preceded her in passing February 27, 1961. Ann attained her master’s degree from Pittsburgh State University. Mrs. Simmons taught for years in the Miami Public School System and kept up with many of her former students.  She enjoyed Miami Little Theater, Knitting and Weaving; she even went to a weaving class in Neosho regularly. Ann was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Mrs. Simmons’ was preceded in passing by her parents Jack and Eula Carter, her husband Melvin Simmons, and a brother Jack Carter Jr.

Survivors include her children Jeff Leroy and his wife Sandy Simmons of Carthage, Glenn and his wife Kathy Simmons of Sarcoxie and Joyce Ann Simmons of Broken Arrow, a sister Irene Kay Carter-Murphy and her husband Jim of Honolulu, Hawaii, her two grandchildren Brittany Simmons of Sarcoxie, Micah Simmons of Joplin and her great grandson Brantley Simmons of Joplin.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. until the service at 7 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Miami with Reverend Dwight Moeller officiating. Interment will follow on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Fasken Cemetery in Carthage with Reverend Kay Harvey officiating. Services are under the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Miami.

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