Loretta R. Simmons

    WILMINGTON—Loretta R. Simmons (nee Parks), 76, of Wilmington, IL, formerly of Tinley Park, IL, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home in Joliet, IL.     Born April 23, 1940 in Chattanooga, TN, Loretta was the daughter of John Thomas and Alma Maryann (nee Cook) Parks. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coal City, IL.  
    Surviving are her husband, Dannie C. Simmons of Wilmington; two sons, Dennis C. (Sue) Simmons of Janesville, IL and Dannie C. (Cathy) Simmons of Tinley Park, IL; five daughters: Deborah L. (Chris) Jumes of McHenry, IL; Donna K. (Pat) Willims, Ruth A. Simmons and Brenda S. (Gary) Calkins, all of Janesville and Gina (Jim) Tauber of Alsip, IL; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Benny Parks, Terry (Glenda) Parks and Melvin Parks and nieces and nephews.  
    Cremation rites were accorded.  Private services were held.  
    For more information and to visit her online guestbook, log onto www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com or find their Facebook page at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd.
    R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.

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