Obituaries Friday August 23rd
Mary Lee Simmons, 57, of West Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa, Thursday, August 22, 2013.
Born on May 14, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Concil and Gertie Lee Northington Simmons.
Mary worked for the Lighthouse for the Blind in Chicago, Illinois, for several years. She loved to tell stories and was very good in typing and reading Braille. She enjoyed making people laugh, cooking, cleaning and being with her loving family. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by four sons, Anthony Clinton Long of Burlington, Iowa, Kevin Maurice Simmons of Wheaton, Illinois, David Jones of Chicago, Illinois and Michael Wade Wheeler of Gary, Indiana; one daughter, Marquita Latrice Williams of Gary, Indiana; one sister, Jeanette Tillman of Burlington, Iowa; one brother, Clinton George (Rochelle) Simmons of Burlington, Iowa; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews; special niece and caretaker, Rebecca Brown of West Burlington, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Antoinette Simmons; one sister, Sylvia Simmons Watson; and brother-in-law, Wardell Watson.
No formal services are planned. Cremation has been entrusted to Prugh Funeral Service. Condolences may be submitted at www.prughfuneralservice.com.
Michael Don Lutz, age 33 of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Biggsville, Illinois, died Wednesday August 21, 2013 in Columbus, Indiana. Arrangements are pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst.
Craig A. Harman, 63, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 7:14 AMThursday, August 22, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA.
Services are pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in DallasCity. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.