MARY Kathleen SIMMONS
November 4, 1943 – March 23, 2020
Mary Kathleen (Kathy) Simmons, of Marysville passed away on Monday March 23, 2020 at age 76. Kathy was born to Kathleen V Hessler and Charles W Hessler on Nov. 4, 1943 in Bellville, Illinois. She was the oldest of five siblings and grew up in Sun Valley, Ca. She married Elmer Leon (Lee) Simmons on Oct. 22, 1966 and had their first child, a daughter, on their first anniversary. She struggled with 4 more pregnancies that resulted in her having 5 angel babies waiting for her. She loved being around children so spent most of her adult life volunteering as a yard supervisor and teacher’s aide in California and later in Oregon. In 2011 they moved to Marysville to be near her daughter and three grandchildren. Kathy had a heart attack in 2016 she spent the last 4 years making friends and being cared for in Marysville Care Center. After struggling with Type-1 Diabetes for 71 of her 76 years she has gone to spend time with her parents and her 5 little angels in heaven. She is survived by her husband Elmer, daughter Ruth, grandchildren Rachel, Martin and Stephan and great-grandchildren Lorelai, Christopher and Raana. She was loved by many and blessed by all.