Peggy JoAnn Simmons passed away April 8, 2017

Peggy JoAnn Simmons, age 79, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away on April 08, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Born in Heber Springs on February 10, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Lucille (Phillips) and Floyd Simmons. She was preceded in death by her parents and twin brother Jerry Simmons, also of Heber Springs.She is survived by a niece, Lori Simmons, and great-niece, Britany Simmons (Mason) Hargett, of Little Rock; nephew, Nathan Simmons; great-nephew, Jonathan Simmons; sister-in-law, Brenda Simmons; aunt and uncle, Betty and Willard Phillips; aunt, Charlene Phillips, all of Heber Springs; and many other relatives and friends. 

JoAnn was a Heber Springs resident for most of her life, but lived in Merced, California during her youth. JoAnn enjoyed watching old movies, going on family trips, being with her pets, and visiting with family or friends. JoAnn had a very loving and gentle heart, and will be greatly missed by all those close to her.

Visitation and memorial service were Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Olmstead Funeral Home; a memorial service officiated by Pastor Odell Odom.