Thena L. Simmons
Thena L. (Utley) Simmons, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away Feb. 2, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.
On Sept. 9, 1939, Thena was born in Grayson, KY, one of nine children of the late Strother and Dolly (Terry) Utley. She graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1957.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Charles "Chuck" Simmons; son, C. Scott Simmons and daughter-in-law, Jennifer; daughter, Sheri Jo Michel; five grandchildren, Jessica (Michel) Robertson, Zachary Michel, Amber (Michel) Sermersheim, John Simmons and Jessica Simmons; two great-grandchildren, Lennae and Lexton Robertson; siblings, Arthur "Art" Utley, Thomas "Woody" (Rosemary) Utley of Marion, OH, Thelma Mustard of Marion, OH, Glenda Craft of Ft Wayne, IN, Robert "Bob" Utley of Prospect, Rena Rose of Marion, OH, Lu (Dean) Chivington of Marion, OH; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William "Bill" and Frankie Utley.
Prior to retirement, Thena was co-owner of a prominent real estate company in Marion, OH, a member of Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, past president of Marion Board of Realtors and served on numerous real estate boards.
After retirement, Thena enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing her knowledge and appreciation of music, theater, puzzles and card games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Rd, Crossville, TN 38558, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Burial services were held prior in St. Mary's Cemetery in Marion, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, Crossville.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, are honored to serve Thena's family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting
Published on February 7, 2020


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