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Linn County News
Published April 11, 2018
Luther Calvin Simmons, age 92, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Medicalodges, Fort Scott. He was born on Feb. 2, 1926, at Turner, Kan., the son of Lester and Ethel Bond Simmons.
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
He worked for the Wyandotte County Sheriff from 1969-1988, retiring as captain. He was instrumental in the implementation of the 911 dispatch system in Wyandotte County.
He had a love for all of God’s creation. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Pleasanton, enjoyed playing steel guitar and genealogy.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Mardene. He later married Barbara Holland on Jan. 20, 2007.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Simmons; five brothers, Charles, Seth, Edgar, Lester and Luther; four sisters, Earline, Ethel, Maudie and Martha.
Luther is survived by his wife Barbara; a son, Lester Simmons; two daughters, Brenda Miller and Cheryl Peters; four stepchildren, Thomas Long, Daniel Long, Rebecca Crossana and Heather Smith; five grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held noon Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schneider Pleasanton Chapel, and from 11 a.m. to service Thursday.
The family suggests contributions to Compassionate Ministries, c/o Schneider Funeral Home. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

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