From March 16, 1950 Edition
Mrs. W.J. Simmons To
Be Buried At 2 Friday
Mrs. Walter J. Simmons, 65, died at her home in Potosi Tuesday night (Mar. 14) about 12:00 from heart disease. She had been ill several years from diabetes and the past year was under the care of a physician for a heart ailment. She was able however, to be out of bed and could receive visitors until about a week ago when she suffered a severe heart attack followed by others at frequent intervals.
Mrs. Simmons, devoted to her husband, sons and daughters, was equally praised, loved and adored by them. Her comfort and pleasure was always uppermost in their hearts and minds. her grandchildren afforded her much pleasure.
Following a transatlantic telephone call to her youngest son, Eddie, now on duty with the Air Force in North Africa, the time for her funeral has been tentatively set for Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Eddie will be unable to arrive in time for final rites due to flying conditions in Africa. A daughter, Gladys Sparks arrived by plane from Arizona Wednesday night.
Burial will be in the new Masonic Cemetery under the auspices of Browne Chapter O.E.S. No. 320 of which she was a past Matron.
Surviving are her husband and four children Mary Catherin Banning, Russell, Gladys Sparks, and Eddie and other relatives. Two sons Oscar and Clyde preceded her in death. Boyer Funeral Home will be in charge of interment.