Helen Irene Simmons was born November 9, 1927, to Albert and Nina Mae (Harrison) Clark in Hominy, Oklahoma, and passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014, in the Arber Spring Hospice House in Opelika, Alabama, at the age of 87. A chapel service for Helen Simmons, a long time Cordell resident, was held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014, in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Gary Vitosky. Burial concluded in the Edwardsville cemetery in Canute, Oklahoma, under the direction of Kiesau Lee Funeral Home. Helen grew up in Anadarko, Oklahoma, with Nina Mae and Harry McMullen. After graduating from Anadarko High School in 1945, she worked as a nurse’s aide in the Anadarko Hospital. She married James B. “Buddy” Simmons on August 21, 1953, in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and they made their home in Norge, Oklahoma. In 1968, they moved to western Oklahoma to the 41 Community, south of Canute, Oklahoma, and Helen worked beside Buddy in their store and station.