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Janet Lea (Butlar) Simmons

April 20, 1957 ~ November 23, 2022 (age 65)
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Janet Lea (Butlar) Simmons went home to the Lord on Nov. 23, 2022. Janet was born April 20, 1957 to James L Butlar and Mildred R. (Gasway) Butlar at Sam Houston. Janet was a devoted wife to Jonathan H. Simmons and a beloved mother to Jonathan J. Simmons. She is survived by her sisters Joyce Brown, husband Bruce Brown, Lynn Hobson, husband John Hobson and sister-in-law Barbara Simmons: nieces Courtney Visalli, husband Sam Visalli, Teri Pellrin husband Kevin Pellrin, Hannah Brown, nephews Brad Hobson, wife Cassie Hobson, Bradley Simmons wife Kristen Simmons, Bruce Brown Jr, wife Katie Gifford, 11 great-grand nieces and nephews, 1 uncle and a multitude of cousins.
Janet’s family lived on several army posts until moving to Ft. Hood, Tx. She graduated from Killeen High School and Texas A & M University in College Station, gaining a Masters of Science degree in 1982. Janet was a parametric and teacher of paramedics in College Station and at Darnell before becoming an elementary teacher at Clifton Park and Haynes for 27 years. She was recognized as an outstanding educator many times by KISD and greatly loved by her students for her kindness and creativity. Janet was a faithful Christian all her life, worshiping with the Church of Christ.
A memorial service will be held at the W. S. Young Church of Christ on Saturday, Dec 3 at 4:00 PM. Arrangements are with Harper-Talasek Funeral Home.
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Memorial Service
December 3, 2022

4:00 PM
Church of Christ Killeen
400 N W.S. Young Dr.
Killeen, TX 76542
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