OBITUARY - DOLA MARIE (LASLEY) SIMMONS
Dola Marie SIMMONS was born July 26, 1933 in Sheridan, Missouri to Dale and Velma LASLEY; and departed this life March 17,
2001 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Dola attended school in Sheridan, Missouri. She married Burl Dale SIMMONS on April 10, 1948. They were blessed with eight
children. They resided in the area until settling in Blockton, Iowa 45 years ago.
Dola worked as a nurses' aide at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr until 1973. Dola's enjoyments were yard sales,
craft fairs, dancing and country music shows, but her greatest devotion was to her loving family and friends. Dola was
active in the community, and was a member of the Gentry Christian Church.
Dola was preceded in death by her husband Burl; son Richard SIMMONS; and brother Jerry Dean LASLEY.
Dola is survived by her seven children: Regena SCHUSTER of Red Oak, Iowa, Bob SIMMONS of Afton, Oklahoma, Roger SIMMONS of
Des Moines, Iowa, Jackie LAIRE of Hastings, Iowa, Rhonda TAYLOR of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, Rebecca HARKLEROAD of Winterset,
Iowa and Robi SIMMONS of Creston, Iowa.
Their children's families blessed her with 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Dola is also survived by her parents, Dale and Velma LASLEY of Red Oak and brother Irvin LASLEY and wife Sharon of
Dola wishes to extend special recognition to her close friend Orlin HENSON.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at the Blockton Christian Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery,
Memorials may be made to the Ringgold County Hospital, Mount Ayr.
Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home of Grant City, Missouri was in charge of arrangements.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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