She was born April 16, 1949, in Linton, the daughter of Lawrence and Rosemary (Ladson) Simmons.
She was a homemaker and worked for 20 years at Glenburn Home in Linton. She was a member of the Switz City Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Joe A. Barrix of Switz City, to whom she was married for 41 years, her mother of Linton, a son, Larry E. Simmons of Switz City, a daughter, Rebecca J. (Andrew) Carpenter of Lyons, three sisters, Penny Ipson of Linton, Vanessa Delph of Linton, and Regina Ward of Linton, two grandchildren, Whitney D. Keller and Haylee B. Keller, both of Lyons, and a great-granddaughter, Hayden B. Resler.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Lewis Simmons.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at Switz City Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Holtsclaw officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton and at 10 a.m. on Friday at the church.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com .