Mary Erma Simmons
March 11, 1933 – January 5, 2021
Mary E. Simmons, nee Taylor, 87, of Belleville, Illinois, born March 11, 1933, in Patton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at home.
Mary worked as a Real Estate secretary for multiple offices in Belleville. She loved to bake; especially birthday cakes for her grandchildren. She enjoyed crafting, sewing and crocheting. Her most precious moments were spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who will truly be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Bennett and Carrie Ellen, nee Webb, Taylor; a sister, Dorothy Mae Taylor; a brother, William Lee Taylor; and a grandson, Richard Russell.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Linda Russell, Kenny (Cindy) Simmons, Karen Venarde, Janet (Terry) Field, and Daniel Simmons; her 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorials are appreciated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals or the Belleville Humane Society. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.
Funeral: Due to current Covid-19 mitigations, services are being held privately with Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
- Linda Russell, Daughter
- Kenny Simmons (Cindy), Son
- Karen Venarde, Daughter
- Janet Field (Terry), Daughter
- Daniel Simmons, Son
- Samuel Bennett, Father (deceased)
- Carrie Ellen (nee Webb) Taylor, Mother (deceased)
- Dorothy Mae Taylor, Sister (deceased)
- William Lee Taylor, Brother (deceased)
- Richard Russell, Grandson (deceased)
- St. Jude's Children's Hospitals
- Belleville Humane Society
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Mary Erma Simmons
January 8, 2021
I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother, great Grandmother, and great-great Grandmother! I have been associated with your family for over two decades, Grandma Simmons was always welcoming as were all of you. I pray for your comfort and peace during this difficult time. It is never easy to say goodbye.