Obituary: Judy Gail Charlton Simms, 77, of Hannibal

Judy Simms
Posted: Jul. 5, 2019 8:04 pm

Judy Gail Charlton Simms, 77, of Hannibal, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Blessing Hospital  in Quincy, Ill. 

Friends and family are invited to Judy's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal. Deacon Bill Blankenship will officiate.

Judy was born Jan. 1, 1942, in Hannibal to Marlow William "Barney" and Mary Elizabeth Charlton.

She was married to Robert E. "Grouch" Simms on April 22, 1966, in Hannibal. He preceded her in death May 27, 2018.

Survivors include four children, Rhonda Hammock (Kent) of Hannibal, Ed Tobias (Tammy) of Hannibal, Michele Simms of Hannibal and Gabrielle Hagan (Sam) of New London; one brother, Edward "Butch" Charlton (Sue) of Liden, Texas; and two sisters, Barb Brandon (Harvey) of Moline, Ill., and Goldie Mitchell (Kevin) of Hannibal. Judy is also survived by 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Russell Tobias; a great-grandson, Righton Wayne Simms; and two sisters and one brother.

Judy was a store manager for many years at the Hannibal Walmart. She also previously worked at White Star Laundry.

Judy loved to visit the Missouri State Fair each year with her family. Camping was always a favorite for Judy along with visits to the zoo and also visits to her brother in Texas. Cardinal baseball, bowling, "The Andy Griffith Show" and the music of Willie Nelson were a few of Judy's favorites. Most of all, Judy simply enjoyed the moments she shared with family and friends.

Judy was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Ely.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Tobias III, James Tobias, Dalton Tobias, Austin Simms, Brandon Nason and Casey Dungan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at

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