Judy Rae (Nighswonger)Simmons of rural Augusta, Butler County, Kansas died at 1 am on November 30, 2005, of an apparant heart attack.
Judy was born November 30, 1945 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 10 am at the 1st Baptist Church, Towanda, Butler Co., KS.with burial to be determined.Headley Funeral Chapel, 813 State Street, Augusta, KS. 67010, is handling the arrangements.Her spouse is Gene Richard Simmons, they were married May 2, 1970 at Immanuel Baptist Church, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.they have two surviving sons.
Judy was the daughter of Lawrence Richard Nighswonger (b. 6-8-1900 Viola, Sedgwick Co., KS,d. 2-20-1974 Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS) and Edith Evelyn Hawkes (b. 1-12-1907 Elmo, Dickinson Co., KS, d. still living).Lawrence was buried at White Chapel Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.
Lawrence was the youngest son (12th of 14 children) of William P. Nighswonger (b. 6-2-1856 Marshall, ILL, d. 9-10-1918 Viola, Sedgwick Co., KS) and Anna Cloadine Parker (b. 3-1-1861 Mediapolis, Des Moines Co., IA, d. 1-22-1952 Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, at the home of her son Lawrence).both Wm.P. and Anna are buried in the Harrington Cemetery, Viola, Sedgwick Co., KS.