Treva Simmons

Treva May Simmons of Commerce, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at her home after a long illness.  She was 90.

Mrs. Simmons was born June 25, 1919 in Picher, to Eulys and Annie (Simmons) Lawrence. 

She graduated from Picher High School.  She was a lifetime area resident and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Commerce.  She had worked for Burlington Garment Manufacturing Company and Miami Laundry and Dry Cleaners. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Simmons, her son Larry Simmons and two sisters, Veta Urie and Lena Shell.

Treva is survived by two daughters, Wanda Russell and her husband Donald of Commerce, and Sharon Baker and her husband Russell of Miami; one son, Bruce Simmons and his wife Judy of Miami; one brother, Bill Lawrence of Fort Scott, Kan.; two sisters, Blanch Harlin of Commerce, and Vonda Shell of Claremore; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, Nov.r 3, 2009 at at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce.  The Rev. Ed McFall and the Rev. Billy Bissel  officiated.  Burial was in Williamsí Timberhill Cemetery, east of Welch. Pallbearers were:  Kent Russell, Mark Russell, Bryan Baker, Dean Simmons, Daniel Simmons and Joe Treece.