JOHN PERRY SIMMONS of Hope, Ind., father of Rev. Betty Ann Garrett, Retired Elder; died Monday, December 28, 2015. Survivors include: wife, Gladys Simmons; daughter, Rev. Betty Ann Garrett. A public visitation is scheduled at 9 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Hope UMC, 432 Washington St, Hope, IN 47246. Condolences may be sent to Rev. Betty Ann Garrett, 585 Cross Wind Dr., Greenwood, IN 46143.