Dorotha Simmons Page, 93, beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away Aug 15.
She was born Feb. 21, 1927 in Altamont (Grundy County) to the late Joe J. Simmons and Lillie Mae Henry Simmons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas (Jack) Floyd Page, her brother Joe Simmons Jr., and her nephew Joey Simmons.
She is survived by her daughter Ann Page Brady (Hugh) of Huntsville, Ala., her granddaughters Michelle Brady Ettinger (Ben) of Nashville, and Andrea Brady Landers (Jason) of Huntsville, Ala., her great-grandchildren Brady Reed Burleson, Katherine Mae Burleson, Mackenzie Ettinger, Kyle Smith, and Anthony Michael Landers, her nieces Renee Simmons Soldwedol (Brad), and Marilyn Simmons, her nephew Ricky Simmons (Kim), her great-nephews Joe Brandon Simmons (Courtney), and Wesley Simmons (Chloe), her great-nieces Jennifer Hellmer (Josh), and Cory Schuren, her great-great-nephews Warren Hellmer, Walter Hellmer, Garrett Daughtrey, and Joe Brady Simmons, and her great-great-niece Madolyn Simmons, and her sister-in-law Joyce Simmons Wagner.
She graduated from Van Buren High in Spencer in 1944 as valedictorian and graduated from Drowns Business College in Nashville. She served as owner and manager of Simmons and Page Home Furnishings for 57 years. She was also an insurance agent, amazing sales and people person, taught square dancing to children (winning many competitions), outstanding cook and wrote her own cook book, and a very loving and protective mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She was a longtime member of Spencer Church of Christ. Approximately 10 years ago when she moved to Huntsville to be near her daughter, she became a member of Mayfair Church of Christ in Huntsville, Ala.
Funeral service was Monday Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. at Layne Chapel with Bro. R.C. Christian and Bro. Gene Brock officiating. Bro. Terry Cope led the congregational singing. Burial followed at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Baja Missions c/o Mayfair Church of Christ, 1095 Carl T. Jones Dr., Huntsville, Ala., 35802. Send condolences to the family at www.laynefuneralhome.com.
Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer was in charge of arrangements.
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