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Donald D. Simmons, MD

June 30, 1930 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Donald D. Simmons, MD Obituary

Donald D. Simmons, MD - age 93 of Independence, MO passed away Friday morning, December 15, 2023, at the Groves in Independence, MO. Donald was born on June 30, 1930, the son of Herbert and Margaret (Larson) Simmons in Lee's Summit, MO. He grew up on a dairy farm near Pleasant Hill, MO where he developed a passion for farming and hardwork. Don was a board certified psychiatrist. He worked at Western Missouri Mental Health in Kansas City and St. Joseph. Don also had a private practice. His true passion was the farm he built over the years in rural Polo. He spent countless hours on weekends building his dream. He was united in marriage to Sherry Easten on June 2, 1962. Donald will be dearly missed by his family and friends. 

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Inez Cook and brothers, Edward Simmons and William Simmons. He is survived by his wife Sherry Simmons; sons, Bill Simmons (Eva) of Polo, MO and Donald Steven Simmons (Charity) of Independence, MO; grandchildren, Samantha Simmons of Independence, MO, Joe Simmons of Independence, MO, Chris Fletcher (Kristy) of Paola, KS, and Morgan Simmons (Tomi) of Kingston, MO; great-grandchildren, Gage, Riley, Tyler, and Zoey; sister, Caroline Diehl of Lee's Summit, MO; other extended family members also survive. 
A private celebration of life will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Polo (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at 

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