Memorials, if desired, may be made to DeSoto Church of the Nazarene, 820 N. Main, DeSoto, MO 62020
Verna Lucetta Simms, age 97 of Festus, Missouri entered into rest September 17, 2018 at Mercy Jefferson Hospital. Born April 26, 1921, in Prescott, Arizona, to the late Walter and Cora (Pirtle) Hill. Verna had formerly been assistant librarian at Festus Public Library, she was a published author of a novel titled "Water Under the Bridge" and had been a free lance writer for the Jefferson County Leader Newspaper. She was a member of Twin City Church of Christ and loved to travel, swim, sew and paint.
Survived by her loving family which includes daughters, Dolores Williams of Festus, MO and Jeannette Simms of Festus, MO, brother, Robert Hill of Farmington, MO, sisters, Jennie Cobb of IL and Liz Bruce of IL, grandchildren, Larry Williams of Portland, OR, Mark Williams of Wentzville, MO, Deborah Adams of Festus, MO and Cristina Sevick of Festus, MO, 5 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Howard Norval Simms, brothers, Orville, Earl and Lewis Hill, and sister, Irene Sadler.
Patrick Adam will officiate the service.