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Jack D. Simmons

November 12, 1925 March 25, 2018
Jack D. Simmons
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Jack D. Simmons 92 of Harrisburg passed away 1:00 PM Sunday, March 25, 2018 in the Linda E. White Hospice Center in Evansville, IN. He was born November 12, 1925 in Golconda, IL the son of the late C.T. Cochran and Gladys Simmons. He was married to the former Jane Capel and she survives. Jack was a W.W.II Navy Veteran. He started his teaching career at Rosiclare where he became Superintendant. He came to Harrisburg in 1966 where he became the Superintendant of Harrisburg School District, retiring in 1984. He then continued to work with the Regional Superintendants office and was the school treasurer until 2011. Jack was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Harrisburg.
Surviving are his wife Jane, a daughter Jane and David Rudy of Johnson City, TN, 2 stepsons, Brandon and Deanna Henshaw and Kenneth & Val Henshaw all of Harrisburg. A half sister Pat (Joe) Baker of Lincoln, IL and daughter in law Pixie Simmons of Carterville, IL. 8 grandchildren, Shawn Dugan and Anna Trodglen of Atlanta, GA, Brandon and Julie Simmons of Mt. Vernon, IL, Hannah and Luke Chapman of Carterville, IL, Lindsey and Neil Atkins, Hannah and Travis Dixon, Capel Henshaw, Connor Henshaw and Derek and Connie Henshaw all of Harrisburg. 12 great grandchildren, Atalie, Kenley and Alayna Simmons, Laci and Hayden Chapman, Dylan and Ally Henshaw, Lila, Vivian and Mara Atkins and Nova and Nolan Dixon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Joe Simmons and a brother John Brandt.
Funeral mass will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Harrisburg with Fr. Abraham Adejoh with burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday, March 27, 2018. For those who wish, memorials may be made in his memory to the Harrisburg High School Athletics Dept. The J. M . Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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Visitation

Tuesday

27

Mar

5:00 PM 3/27/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/27/2018 8:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Harrisburg, IL 62946

St. Mary's Catholic Church
_ Harrisburg 62946 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

28

Mar

11:00 AM 3/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Harrisburg, IL 62946

St. Mary's Catholic Church
_ Harrisburg 62946 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunset Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Harrisburg, IL

Harrisburg IL
United States
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