Vincenta A. Simmons

Vincenta A. “Tootsie” Simmons, 58, of Leavenworth, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at her home.

Vincenta A. Simmons

She was born July 24, 1952, in Leavenworth, the daughter of William Howard and Eleanor (Coleman) Jackson.

On Sept. 30, 1977, she married Earl Simmons Sr. He preceded her in death June 15, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Vincenta is survived by her five children, Carolyn, Terrie, Earl Jr., Brandon and Mari; a child she reared Christopher; four brothers, Anthony, Eugene, Edward and David; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild, Key’Arah; and a host of nieces, nephews and four sisters-in-law.

She worked at the Leavenworth County Infirmary for 20 plus years and then at Medicalodge for nine years.

Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 25, 2011, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at noon after the viewing at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.