Mineral Wells Area News

Sara Simmons

Sara Simmons
February 24
10:28 2022

Sara Simmons August 11, 1934 – November 16, 2021

Lois Lavelle “Sara” Simmons, 87, passed away November 16, 2021 in Wichita Falls, Texas after a brief illness. A Celebration of Life service will be held for her from 2-4 pm at the First Methodist Church in Mineral Wells, on Sunday, February 27, 2022, under the direction of Rev. Brian Longley.

Sara’s approach to life was to love with a completely open heart, making genuine human connections in even the most unlikely places. She never missed an opportunity to be someone’s answered prayer for help. From her impeccable diction to her meticulous thoughtfulness, she is the definition of eternal grace. The great work of Sara’s life was as a caretaker. She radiated warmth and inherent kindness, never meeting a ‘stranger’. She was an avid gardener and showered her family and friends with unconditional love.

Sara relied on her unwavering faith to guide her in comforting others during times of loss or hardship. Still, she never missed a chance to connect through joy or offer a witty quip. Her love for her family and friends was only exceeded by her love for her Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she looked to in all things during her life. She maintained her joyful, gracious spirit until making a peaceful exit to her heavenly home. Sara never let her illness derail her ability to celebrate small blessings.

Sara was preceded in death by her father Ira Duncan, mother Delois Duncan, her daughter Linda, and her husband Pat. She is survived by her son, Paul Simmons and family of Wichita Falls; her daughter Christi Simmons of Dallas; her granddaughters Amy Lynn of Austin, and Bonnie Blass of Mechanicsville, Maryland; great grandchildren Bennett, Brooks, and Beau Blass of Mechanicsville, Maryland; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends from 60+ years of living in Mineral Wells.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hope Women’s Shelter of Mineral Wells ((940)325-1307) and/or Mineral Wells’ First United Methodist Church (301 NE 1st St, Mineral Wells, TX 76067).

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