Neva Simmons

Neva M. Simmons, 97, of Winfield, passed away Tuesday morning, June 23, 2020, at Cumbernauld Village.

Due to COVID-19, private family graveside funeral services will be held at Highland Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. The family will greet visitors from 6 to 8 that evening. 

Memorials have been established in Neva’s name for the Winfield Food Pantry and Grandview United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Born Sept. 12, 1922, at the family home in Burden, she was the daughter of James “Eslie” and Elvina (Eastman) Hall. She was raised and received her education in Burden, graduating from Burden High School in 1940. 

Neva was united in marriage to Leonard A.W. Simmons on April 26, 1941 in Newkirk, Okla. The couple made their first home on a farm near Maple City and briefly lived in Wichita before moving to Winfield in 1942. In 1946, they moved to their farm in the Grandview community north of Winfield. Mr. Simmons preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1998.

Neva was a very active member of Grandview United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and volunteered at the Winfield Food Pantry and Joseph’s Storehouse. She enjoyed genealogy work, gardening, quilting and working on the farm.

In addition to her parents and husband, Neva was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Max Simmons; two brothers, Francis and Vernon Hall; and an infant brother, Melvin Dean Hall.

Her family includes her son, Marion Simmons and wife, Pat, of Winfield; her grandchildren, Ty Simmons and wife, Crystal, of Burden, Beth Biddle and husband, Jess, of Winfield, Trish Smith and husband, Chris, of Florida, Jana Simmons of Burden, Kristin Steen and husband, Greg, of Wichita, Troy Simmons and wife, Morea, of Winfield, Laurie Looper and husband, Mike, of Derby, Steven Hinds of Wichita, and Kevin Hinds of Wichita; 25 great grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

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