Mary Kay SimonsIn Loving Memory…

Mary Kay Simons

Mary Kay Simons, 71, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at her home.

She was born January 5, 1950, in Boonville, daughter of the late Norman and Myrtle (Ross) Scotten.

Kay was a 1967 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. She worked at Mike O’Connor Chevrolet, where she met the love of her life, Richard Simons, and on June 27, 1970, in Sedalia, they were married. To this union were born two sons, Richie and Randy.

She loved the little children at Horace Mann Elementary where she worked as a para. She was a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, enjoyed fishing, collecting Boyd’s Bears, snowmen, Willow Tree angels, and loved flower gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard; her two sons, Richie Simons (Kori) and Randy Simons; two granddaughters, Tori Simons and Reileigh Simons, all of Sedalia; and a brother, Larry Ross (Rubydene), of Shreveport, LA.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Heckart Funeral Home.

A private graveside service will be at Mount Herman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.


14 Responses

  1. My heart is so sad. Miss Kay we meet when I become a Para at Horace Mann School and we become fast Friends, Your heart ❤️ was so big and the love you had for us all of us. Fly high my sweet friend. Love you and you will be missed.

  2. Mary Kay has been a lifelong acquaintance. She was always a very kind girl/ woman. She will be missed.

  3. So very sorry to hear this. May your many happy memories carry you thru these dark days. Sending prayers for peace and understanding.
    With sincere sympathy. Sandy Young

  4. Miss Kay was one of the best ever of Horace Mann! Such a wonderful person and made all the children feel welcomed and safe. She will be remembered forever. You will be forever missed.

  5. So many fond memories of her during my time at Horace Mann. She will be missed by and was loved by many. Prayers to the family during this time.

  6. So sorry to hear this. Kay was a very loving and caring lady. I worked with Richard at Washington Elementary. May God give you comfort at this time and strength to face the days ahead,

  7. Miss Kay…you will be missed. Your heart was one of the kindest ever! My first memories of you was on Vermont St when I was a little girl spending the night with my Granny. We’d walk down by your house & our walk abruptly stopped so Granny could visit you! Then, fast forward to when I had a little boy in kindergarten at Horace Mann…what comfort I felt when I learned Miss Kay would greet my little boy every day. You made big impacts on so many, Miss Kay! 💖

  8. Prayers for Kay’s family. Enjoyed being around Kay when I taught at Horace Mann. She was the sweetest lady and loved by the kids and staff.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s love carry you through this difficult time and may the happy memories lessen your pain. Kay had a kind soul and will be fondly remembered by many.

  10. Richard and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss of your dear Wife/Mother/Grandmother! She was a wonderful person and touched many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time and in the days ahead.

  11. Richard and family, I am just finding this out and am so sorry to hear about Kay. Such a wonderful lady that helped so many students and educators over the years. Such a fun lady to know, and she’ll be greatly missed. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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