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Margaret “Fran” Simmons, 81, of Midland, passed away on February 17, 2018 at Medilodge of Midland. She was born on August 8, 1936 to the late Samuel and Irene (Hyatt) Aldridge. On February 18, 1968 she married Dennis Simmons who predeceased her on September 7, 2001.

Margaret enjoyed camping, country music, traveling, crafting, knitting, crocheting, ceramics, playing bingo and cards. She would crochet afghans for cancer patients at the hospital. Margaret loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Margaret is survived by her children, Rick (Jan) Timpe, Joe Hayes, Marty Hayes, Dennis (Amber) Simmons, Jr., Lori (Daniel) Jackson, 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Chet (Lois) Aldridge, sister-in-law Beulah Aldridge and good friend for 65 years Marilyn Vincent.

Margaret is predeceased by her daughter, Patti Timpe, brothers, Ralph, Phil, Glenn, Herman and sisters, Madeline Walters and Pauline Linton.

A memorial service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 4 pm until the time of service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.