Fanel <I>Owings</I> Simmons

Fanel Owings Simmons

Birth
Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Mar 1989 (aged 67–68)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 71880872 · View Source
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Fan El Owings was born in 1921 in Mexia, Texas (Limestone County), daughter of Lyle Greenwood Owings and Alice S. 'Allie' Speed.

The 1930 Federal Census for Memphis, Tennessee (Shelby County) shows Fan El Owings, age 8, born in Texas; living with her father, Lyle G. Owings, office manager of a retail automobile dealer, age 32, born in Mississippi; and her mother, Alice S. Ownings, age 32, born in Mississippi. Also living in the household was Fan El's brother: Lyles G. Owings Jr., age 4 years 11 months, born in Texas.

Obituary, The Oklahoman, March 16, 1989
Fan El Simmons passed away Wednesday March 15, 1989, after a lengthy illness. Born in Mexia, Texas, she moved to Sayre, Oklahoma, from Memphis, Tennessee, with her family in 1937. Fan El graduated from Oklahoma University and earned a Masters Degree in Education from Central State University (now University of Central Oklahoma). After teaching elementary grades in Sayre and Oklahoma City public schools she retired in 1978.

Survivors include her husband, C.M. Simmons, Oklahoma City; son, Steve Simmons and wife Darlene of Edmond; daughter, Gail Griffin and husband, Tommy, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren are Erin, Anthony, Tanner Simmons, and Taylor Griffin; one brother, L.G. Owings lives in Haughton, Louisiana. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 17, 1989 at Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to May Avenue United Methodist Church, Endowment Fund, or the Oklahoma City Chapter of Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Association.


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  • Created by: TimelessSpirits
  • Added: 23 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71880872
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fanel Owings Simmons (1921–15 Mar 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71880872, citing Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by TimelessSpirits (contributor 47310549) .