Elinor E. ("Moe") Simms

Oklahoman Published: February 14, 2003
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SIMMS Elinor E. ("Moe") Simms, born October 23, 1931 , loving daughter of Leslie K. and Ganald S. Eastman, the adored wife of Henry F. Simms and the beloved mother of Shannon Simms of Wilmington, N.C., Stefanie Simms of Los Angeles, California, Kevin Simms of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Frank Simms of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on February 12, 2003. She is further survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Jeanne Eastman of Beaumont, Texas, her sister Peggy Eastman Shultes of Oklahoma City, nephew Ross Eastman of Houston, Texas, nieces Mitzi Shultes and Dr. Margo Shultes of Oklahoma City and grandchildren Kyle and Gage Simms of Salt Lake City Utah. She was predeceased by her brother Philip Eastman of Oklahoma City. Moe was born in San Angelo, Texas, was reared in Oklahoma City, attending Classen High School there. She was a graduate of Oklahoma University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She met her husband in Honolulu, Hawaii while she was first vacationing and then working following her graduation from O.U. After living an additional year in Oahu, Hawaii after her marriage, she then moved with her husband to Los Angeles, California where he was employed in the radio and television industry for twenty-five years. Moe was affiliated with Las Benevolas and Della Robbia Assistant Legues and Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae in Los Angeles, serving as President in each of the latter two organizations. She and Mr. Simms were also long-time members of Wilshire Country Club, Calabasas Country Club and the Bel Air Bay Beach Club in Los Angeles. Upon her husband's retirement, he and Moe moved to John's Island in Vero Beach, Florida, making their home there for the next ten years and playing golf at The John's Island Club. Ultimately, she and Mr. Simms moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where they resided from 1991 to the present time. Her primary hobbies were golf and bridge, at the latter of which particularly she was a frequent, avid and very competent participant. In Hot Springs, she was a member of Belvedere Country Club and the Women's Welcome Club. At her request, despite her having attended services faithfully and having been a regular communicant in the Catholic Church, there will be no funeral or memorial services. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be made to The Jonsson Cancer Clinic in Los Angeles, California. Obit info/Guest Register at www.grossfuneralhome.com

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