Peggy A. Simmons
1931 - 2021
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Peggy A. Simmons

Muncie - Peggy A. Simmons, 89, of Muncie, Indiana, formally of Eaton, Indiana, passed away on January 2, 2021 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

The daughter of Velvia and Rhoda (Huffine) Phillips, Peggy was born on August 21, 1931 in Hatfield, Indiana. She was a 1949 graduate of Eaton High School and later married the love of her life, William "Bill" Simmons on July 2, 1950. Together, they would raise their two sons in Eaton. Peggy worked as a tax accountant at Ball State University, served as the Eaton Town Clerk from 1972 to 1976 and was a court reporter for Delaware County Superior Court #2. Her favorite job was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Peggy was a long-time member of the Eaton United Methodist Church and a board member of the Eaton Community Library.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, William "Bill" Simmons; two sons, Mark Simmons (Elaine) of Granville, Ohio and Matthew Simmons (Karen) of Muncie; grandchildren, Jaclyn (Paul) Callahan, Ashly (Nick) Cassidy, Austin (Chelsea) Simmons, and Karen (Ty) Alexander; great-grandchildren, Luke and Evan Callahan, Nate and Nolan Alexander, and Scarlet Cassidy; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Belle Wilson, Ina Loughmiller, Tillie Hautch, and Pauline Erli; and brothers, Velvia Phillips, Jr. and Robert Phillips.

Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford Street, Eaton, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at Private Funeral Services will be held at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, with burial following at Gardens of Memory, Muncie. Memorials may be made in Peggy's honor to the Eaton Community Library, 100 West Harris Street, Eaton, Indiana 47338.

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Published in The Star Press from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 11, 2021
Peggy was one of the initial court employees in my court. She was an outstanding person and court reporter. She was a great asset to the court system in Delaware County and a wonderful friend. We are deeply saddened to learn of her passing and send our thoughts and prayers to Bill, Mark, Matt and their families.
Richard and Nancy Dailey
January 11, 2021
I worked with Peggy at the County. She was always so sweet and such a nice, helpful person. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.
Nancy Musick
January 10, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Deborah Kay Tucker
January 10, 2021
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January 9, 2021
So sad to hear about the passing of Peggy. We made slot of memories during our working years. My Prayers and sympathy is with Bill and the whole Simmons family.
Rita Roach
Rita Roach
January 9, 2021
She was a wonderful grandmother to my children Ashly and Austin. Her love for her family was amazing.
Julia McClelland
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