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Shirley Jean Simms (Conway)

Shirley Jean Simms (Conway), 86 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, died Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Independence Care Center in Perryville, MO.

She was born April 23, 1935 in French Village, MO.

She is survived by Two Daughters, Audrey (Ray) Joggerst of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Donna (James) Brewster of St. Mary, MO; Sister, Janet  Gowens of Desoto, MO; Grandchildren, Raymond (Candace)Virgil Joggerst, Amanda (Robert Crump) Barnes, Chasidy (Roger) Walker, Darla (Rocky) Drury, Ben (Kim) Brewster, Trevor (Christina Allen) Brewster; Great-Grandchildren, Hannah Barnes, Megan Barnes, Eleanor Joggerst, Anne Joggerst, Alana Crump, Geneva Crump, Lindsey Crump, Shelby (Bryce) Bohnert, Austin (Peyton Beiser) Gegg, Grace Gegg, Jackson Walker, Madelynn Brewster, Mason Brewster, Emma Brewster, Brooklyn Brewster, Tyler Buckingham, Harleigh Brown, Payne Drury; Great-Great-Grandchild, Cecilia Bohnert and two Great-Great-Grandchildren on the way.

She was preceded in death by Father, Richard Johnson; Mother, Elsie (Stroup) Johnson; First Husband, Virgil Simms; Husband, George Conway; Four Brothers, Kenneth Johnson, Robertus Johnson, Donald Johnson, Joseph Johnson; Sister, Mary Ellen Stroller.

Graveside Service will be Saturday March 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Crestlawn Cemetery in Sainte Genevieve, MO

Luncheon to follow at the Progress Parkway Center, Room B

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, National Kidney Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Association, or National MS Society.

Shirley was an employee of the Biltbest Window Corporation for over 25 years. She loved flowers and board games and a good joke, but most of all she loved to travel that’s when she was happiest. She was loved by many and brought joy to her family and friends. She loved her sister Janet Gowen greatly and loved spending times with her talking and laughing. Her family appreciated the people at the dialysis center in Perryville, Missouri which after ten in a half years became family. She was loved and enjoyed her extended family at Independence Care Center in Perryville. She had many nieces and nephews that brought smiles to her face. When asked how she was she always said I’m sweet, kind, and beautiful. This was a phrase that her grandpa Stroup gave to her as a child. She had a smile and laughter that will be missed. Her family wants to extend a great appreciation for Crown Hospice they were wonderful to us at this time.