BeckyLee Bryant Cummins

BeckyLee Bryant Cummins

Des Moines

BeckyLee Bryant Cummins passed away surrounded by her family at Mercy Medical Center on March 24, 2014. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street.

Becky was born August 4, 1937 near Perry, Iowa to Chester Lee Bryant and Opal LaVonne Sloane Simpson. She graduated from St. Josephs Academy in Omaha, Nebraska in 1955. She married her best friend, Kenneth Claire Cummins, Sr. on September 2, 1955.

Becky retired from Firestone. She was a longtime member of DAR. She enjoyed crocheting, garage sales, reading and spending time with her family.

Becky is survived by her husband, Kenneth Cummins, Sr.; children, Kenny "Bud", Karla Pinckney, Kent and Keith (Lisa); grandchildren, Kimberly Ashby, Kari (Dennis) Lamoreux, Kristopher Pinckney, Alicia Cummins and Keith Cummins II; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Kyle) Keul and Anna Taylor; mother, LaVonne Simpson; sisters, Karole (Ron) Griffin and Linda North Campbell; brothers, Donald (Maxine) Bryant and Marti "Skip" Simpson; brother-in-law, Richard Cummins, Sr.; and a host of extended family and beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Lee; grandson, Daniel Pinckney; sister-in-law, Sherry Simpson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-3911

Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 27, 2014