She was born April 11, 1937 in Waxahachie, TX the daughter of Verene Marvin McMurry Sr. and Birdie Ruth (Peeples) McMurry. Connie grew up in the East Austin area and graduated from Round Rock High, where she was senior class favorite and secretary. She had worked as an operator for the phone company, in retail for Kruger Jewelers and Louis Shanks in Austin and later in Lampasas at Wal Mart as a pharmacy Tech and cashier. She was always a homemaker that loved her plants and roses and caring for all types of animals especially cats. Connie had a compassionate heart, love of God and love for her only grandchild Lindsey. She was married to Rex A. Simmons and had been a resident of Lampasas since 1996.
She is survived by her husband Rex A. Simmons; 3 daughters, Donna Pearson Liles (Ron), Pam Neans, Glenda Neans Speck (Trey) all of Round Rock; a sister, Barbara Graves of TN and brothers Miley Akers (Sandra) of Bastrop and Monte Akers (Mary) of Dripping Springs; and a granddaughter, Lindsey Pearson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, by 2 brothers, Sonny McMurry and Mike Akers.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 23rd from 5-7pm and the funeral service will be Saturday Nov. 24th at 2pm at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Tuesday Nov, 27th at 11am.
Memorials may be sent to the Lampasas Animal Shelter.