Alberta "Berta" Simms

August 9, 1923February 18, 2013

Alberta “Berta” Simms, 89, of Davenport passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am Thursday February 21, 2013 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will Wednesday, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the mortuary. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Online condolences may be left at Berta was born August 9, 1923 in Davenport. On June 26, 1967 she married Edward Simms in Galena, IL. He preceded her in death in April 2007. Her hobbies included painting, drawing, sewing and playing games. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family and traveling from coast to coast with her husband. Survivors include: daughters: Sandy (Cary) Dalton; Linda (John) Rowan and Trudy DeVine; stepsons: Edward Jr. (Barbara) Simms and Robert (Lynn) Simms; 11 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister, Janet Andrews and a brother, William Day. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law, Andy DeVine; a grandson and a great granddaughter.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 21, 2013

Alberta "Berta" Simms

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February 21, 2013

Condolences to Burta's family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Burta lead a full life and she is now with Ed.
To Sandy and Cary
If you need anything just call
Love you all
Marla Lindemier

February 20, 2013

In the past ten years we had enjoyed visiting with Berta, my sister, and her family. Also enjoyed Berta's birthday and Christmas cards. Sorry we can't be there now. Will miss Berta very much.
Bill and Betty Day, Bullhead City, Az.

February 20, 2013

we had alot of fun in our younger years. family picnics were great when everyone was there. watching the little ones chasing berta in her scooter. she always had a smile on her face. we will be thinking of all of you and your family. all our love. iris kenny patty and rick veenstra

Edward Simms, Jr.

February 20, 2013

While I can't be there in person, believe me, I'm there every step of the way, in spirit! Eddie, Jr.

Teri McGillan

February 20, 2013

I Know we all have had our losses in the past year, went through allot of tears, I love Grandma and do have many unforgotten memories. Most of them are Family gatherings and special alone times. Grandma somehow provided so much care and devoted time to us all. Think thats what is so special about her, at least one of the things I love about her. She shared her love in all places. I will miss her soo much. I cant thank and have so much more respect for my sister Tammy for all the sacrifices that she made to help Both Grandma and Grandpas life easier. Even if it seems a pain at the time I bet she wouldnt trade all them times for the world! Thankyou so Much SIS. I pray she rests in peace and is holding Grandpas hand as she looks down on us and sees just how many people cared and will share this celebration of life. Teri McGillan( Brooks).

Tim O'Connor

February 20, 2013

Sandy, Linda, Trudy and family. I am so sorry for your loss! I have many fond memories of Berta. I used to love seeing her when her and Ed came to visit Grandma Sarah and my heart goes out to you for your loss. She is at peace now and with Grandma, Nora and the rest of the family, until wee meet again.
Tim O'Connor