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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


  Alan Simer was born May 5, 1939, in Dyce, Arkansas to Robert Dale and Gerldene (Nally) Simer. Alan departed this life on January 1, 2023, at his home in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 83 years.

  He was drafted to the Armed Services in 1957 to the Air Force and honorably served four years. He was a long-time member of the Clifton Masonic Lodge in Thayer Missouri.

  He was united in marriage on April 22, 1962, at Clifton Free Will Baptist Church, Thayer, Missouri.

  Alan was very proud but not a boastful man of his family, career and loved helping or trying if possible. He was a wonderful mentor, husband, father, granddad, uncle dan and friend.

  Through his faith and God’s grace we have had the pleasure to know, love and look-up to such a wonderful person.  

  Dad truly will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  He is survived by one brother Dale Gene Simer of DeQueen, Arkansas; two sons Danny Simer, wife Maggie of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Scotty Simer of Thayer, Missouri; seven grandchildren Sam Simer, wife Annalise, Anthony Simer, wife Bethani, Rachel Braim, Maddy, Evan, Eric and Isaac Simer; five great-grandchildren; a host of brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and dear friends; and one very special friend/new family member Mary Madden who helped dad on a daily basis and the one person that hung the moon after moms passing in his blue eyes.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jean Simer; one daughter Vonda Kay Simer Overbeck; one grandson Tyler Owner Simer; two sisters Glene Kolanoski and Verna Phifer; two brothers Robert Simer and Melton Van Simer

Interment was private on January 3, 2023. 



  1. Dean Williams
    January 6, 2023 @ 10:49 am

    So sorry for the Simer family loss. Alan and I have known each other for most of our lives. Time passing has put a stamp on all our lives and Alan was a great guy. Rest in peace my friend and Masonic brother.

  2. Susan Allen
    January 6, 2023 @ 2:37 pm

    So sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. He was a good friend and neighbor.

  3. Marla Rogers
    January 6, 2023 @ 10:58 pm

    Danny and family. My sympathy for the loss of your father.

  4. Helen Webb
    January 24, 2023 @ 3:44 pm

    Bobbie and I just heard of Alan’s passing. We are so sad. He was such a good friend to Bobbie. Bobbie has many fond memories of Alan and the Simer family. You are all in our prayers. God bless you all.