Rosaetta Faye (Simms) Hackney

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Immanuel Baptist Church
1515 S Anderson Rd
Newton, KS 67114

Rosaetta Faye (Simms) Hackney,69, of Goessel, passed away on Saturday (June 3, 2017). She was born in Temple, Oklahoma, to Cecil Elwood Simms and Sylvia (Cox) Simms.

In Stillwater, Oklahoma, when she was 8 years old, she was burnt over 75 percent of her body. The family moved to Wichita, then Mulvane and settled in Newton. She met and married Donald at the age of 15; he was 18. To this union were born three children: Belinda, Denise, Donald II and adopted grandchild, Kristina.

Rosaetta enjoyed her work for USD 411 as a bus driver for 25 years, and a Goessel Volunteer EMT for 20 years. She loved her family and time spent with them.

She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Denise Hackney and Donald Hackney II; adopted grandchild, Kristina; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one and a half great-great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren; sister, Sherry Epps; in-laws, Merle (Barb) Hackney, Galard (Eileen) Hackney, Carol (Roger) Blair and Lori Hackney; and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Belinda Barton; her parents, Cecil and Sylvia Simms; sister, Ruth; and brother, Woody; as well as brothers-in-law, Terry Hackney and Ron Epps.

A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday (June 10, 2017) at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton.

Memorials may be designated in her memory to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1515 N. Anderson Ave, Newton, KS 67114. Baker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Published in The Kansan on June 9, 2017
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