Elberta Simmons

Friday, November 16, 2001

SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Elberta Mae "Bertie" Simmons, 97, of Scott City died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born May 9, 1904, at Millcreek, Ill., daughter of Green Perry and Dakota Cruse Watkins. She and Otis Simmons were married Sept. 5, 1942. He died May 8, 1987.

Simmons was a seamstress 40 years at Ely Walker Co. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher many years.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Menees of Scott City, Ray Menees of Troy, Mo.; a daughter, Dorothy Raines of Scott City; a stepson, Lester Simmons of Scott City; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, two grandchildren, and 11 brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City from 4-8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Terry Eades officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery.