Joan L. Simons, 85, of Marshall, IL passed away 11:54 PM Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Union Hospital at Terre Haute, IN. She was born Feb. 21, 1928 at Paris, IL, the daughter of Francis and Mabel Lutz Twigg. She was married to Jimmie L. Simons who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1998. Surviving are her children, Patricia Morton of TX, Francie Anderson of FL, James Eagan of FL, Barbara Simons Zinn of New Orleans, LA, Becky Simons Reed of Martinsville, IL and Jamie Simons of New Orleans, LA; siblings, Allen Twigg of Danville, IL and Lucy Straw of Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Simons Twigg of Derby, Kansas; 16 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son and 10 siblings. Services in honor of her life will be 11:00 AM Saturday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with Rev. John Gartelos officiating. Burial will be in the Green Moss Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 AM until service time Saturday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.