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Obituary: Josephine Simmons



Josephine Theresa Simmons, 73, of Kingman passed away on Monday, March 8, 2010, at her home. She was born March 30, 1936, in Elizabeth, N.J., and came to Kingman 26 years ago from New Jersey.

Josephine retired from Mohave County Library.

She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Vergura; her mother, Mary (Doran) Vergura; her brothers, Carl Vergura, Louis Vergura Jr. and Thomas Vergura; and her sisters, Carol and Jeanne. She is survived by daughters, Krista Gunnoe in Kingman and Tracy Lacey in Fayetteville, Ark.; brothers, John Vergura in Arizona, James Vergura in Pennsylvania, Michael Vergura in New Jersey and Frank Vergura in Colorado; sisters, Katherine Telafici in New Jersey, Barbara Lipke in New Jersey, Rose Mary Follari in New Jersey, Linda Vergura in New Jersey, Marie Vergura in Vermont, Patricia Hanson in California and Ann Marie Smith in Pennsylvania. She had five grandchildren, Kory Jones, Cassie Rosenberg, Kody Jones, Amy Jo Underwood and Theresa Rogers.

A private burial at Mountain View Cemetery was held with family having a celebration of her life afterwards.

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