Eula Mary Simmons Harold, Aug. 13, 2012, of Columbia

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 5:51 p.m. CDT

Eula Mary (Judy) Simmons Harold, 87, of Columbia, passed away August 13, 2012.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Eula was a graduate of Julliard School of Music in New York. An accomplished cellist, she served as chair of the music department at Stephens College in Columbia, MO for 36 years. She loved to play bridge and enjoyed golf at Stephens Lake. Eula and her first husband, Fred Simmons, had many friends in the Columbia area through Fred's band, the Lion's Club and Jaycees. Fred preceded her in death in 1995. In 2003, Eula married Orval Harold of Dodge City, KS, and he survives. They lived together at Lenoir Healthcare, in which Eula spent the last two years in the Winwood Neighborhood. 

She is also survived by her children: Leslie Simmons of Columbia, MO, Fred Simmons, Jr., of Tokyo, Japan, Jacqueline Simmons of Overland Park, KS; step-daughter: Nancy Kautz of Columbia, MO; grandchildren: Nathan Littlejohn, Trevor Littlejohn, and Max Littlejohn all of Overland Park, KS, Zachary Beeson of Grandview, MO, and Walter Beeson of Columbia, MO; great-grandchildren: Phoenix, Valerie, Kyra, and Lydia Littlejohn, all of Overland Park, KS.

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