Violet Simmons

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Violet Simmons, 87, of Olive Branch died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Wardell, Mo., daughter of William and Sarah Broadhacker Porchie. She married Louie Simmons Oct. 17, 1938. He died Jan. 13, 1979.

Survivors include three daughters, Pearl Warren of Olive Branch, Alberta Simmons of Kankakee, Ill., Dorothy Swisher of Granite City, Ill.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Johnny Warren officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.