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Obituary: Thomas Simmons, Bedford

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Thomas Alan Simmons, 60 of Bedford passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He had attended Hope United Methodist Church. He loved playing cards, doing puzzles, going out for coffee, cars and was intrigued by observing people.

The funeral will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Thomas's sister, the Rev. Betty Ann Garrett officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to the home Thomas lived in called Stone Belt or I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington through the funeral home.

Born November 27, 1953 in Columbus, Thomas was the son of John Perry and Gladys Glick Simmons.

Survivors include his parents John Perry and Gladys of Columbus; siblings, Jim Simmons (Jo-Ellen) of Homer Glen, Ill., Don Simmons (Roseann) of Fort Wayne, Ron Simmons (Adele) of LaQuinta, Calif., Betty Ann Garrett (Curtis) of Greenwood, Larry Simmons (Kathie) of Mincie, Catherine Simmons of Columbus, and Bonnie Baute of Hope; 12 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Thomas was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, John Baute.

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