Barbara Simmons, our beloved wife, mom, grandmother, and friend, passed away on June 12, 2020. Barbara was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma on September 25, 1950 to Robert and Virginia Hoobler. In 1954 the Hoobler family moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where she made many lifelong friendships. She graduated from Sooner High School in 1968 and went on to college at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, it was there that Barbara met the love of her life, Gary Simmons. They married on December 11,1970 and shared a long, happy marriage filled with love and respect for each other.
Barbara worked for Phillips Petroleum and Braden Manufacturing and various other jobs throughout her life but was most proud of raising her children and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Gary Simmons of Claremore, Oklahoma, sister, Beth Bogle of Edmond, Oklahoma, her daughter, Marisa Littlefield of Claremore, Oklahoma, son, Cale Simmons and daughter-in-law, Knikie Simmons of Powell, Ohio; and two grandsons, Quinn and Cody Simmons, as well as extended family members whom she deeply loved. She will be profoundly missed by many.
Mom, thank you for always being there for us, for teaching us, and for loving us. You have given so much to our family and asked for so little in return. Farewell sweet mama. You were simply magnificent and touched all of our lives in the most beautiful way.
Graveside Services will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, with Chaplain Q. L. Bell officiating, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Memorial donations in Barbara's name and honor can be to: Zoi's Animal Rescue, A.P.O. Box 2905, Claremore, Oklahoma 74017.
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