Simmons & Company Auctioneers, Inc.

Simmons & Company Auctioneers, Inc.
Phone: 816.776.2936 * Fax: diconnected * Address: 40706 E. 144th St.* Richmond, MO 64085

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Ray County Veterans Building

312 Clark St * Richmond, MO * 64085

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UPDATED: 01-17-2024 @ 20:53 (V0)



Rilla Simmons Rilla Simmons Rilla Simmons

Rilla Joyce (McBee) Simmons, 72, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Liberty Hospital from complications with COVID-19. Part of her family were there, with her, and the others joined her virtually by phone.

Rilla was born on May 23, 1948, in Lamar, CO. She was the only child of Roger Daniel McBee and Zelma Virginia (King) McBee. She was united in marriage to Robert William “Big Bob” Simmons of Longmont, CO, on May 28, 1967. He survives of the home.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Daniel and Teri (Becker) Simmons of Olathe, KS, and David and Tammy Jo (Hilker) Simmons of Kearney; six grandchildren: Kayla (Colin) Vaughan, Dalton W. J. Lightner, Kristen (Matt) Lynch, Kelsea (Zach Brendle) Ealey, Lauren Simmons, and Jillian Simmons; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Brendle, Charlee Jo Lynch, and two on the way (Wyatt Robert Brendle of Zach/Kelsea & Lauren has not chosen a name).

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter-in-law (Lori Sue Simmons).

Rilla grew up in Lamar, CO and moved to Cotton Creek Farm in Richmond when she was young. She attended school in Richmond and afterwards went on to Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO. After college, she substitute taught in local schools. Rilla was a successful business owner of The Farmers Daughter Antiques and, co-owner of Simmons and Company Auctioneers. Rilla was a founding member of The Hardware Companies Kollectors Klub and was also a professional antique estimator. She helped establish the Cotton Creek Cowboy Chapel and Cotton Creek Christian Ministries. Rilla was an amazing woman as a wife, mom, grandma, aunt, friend and local, community service activist.

Please NO FLOWERS or PLANTS! If you want to do something to remember and honor Mom, please make a memorial contribution to Cotton Creek Christian Ministries which was her life. Flowers/Plants last only a few days...lives impacted for the glory of CHRIST last ETERNALLY! They can be mailed to Cotton Creek Christian Ministries, 40706 E. 144TH ST, Richmond, MO 64085

A Celebration of Life Service and visitation will be held at the American Legion / Ray County Veterans Building on Saturday, February 6, 2021 with visitation from 11:00 am with celebration of life to start at 1:00 pm. Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements. Please remember to share your memories of Rilla with the family by visiting

Rilla Simmons