Stella Simms

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:30-7:00 p.m.

  • Visitation Location
    West Gate Baptist Church, Trenton
  • Service Date
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
  • Service Time
    7:00 p.m.
  • Service Location
    West Gate Baptist Church, Trenton
  • Full Obituary

    Stella Simms, age 87, of New Baden, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.


    Mrs. Simms was born November 8, 1930 in Hammond, IN, a daughter of the late Nikola and Milka, nee Cziegler, Pievac.


    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Simms whom she married in 1951 and he died December 29, 1997; a son, Rory Simms; and sisters Mary (John) Tubich, Ann (George) Platisha, Ruby (Roy) Blanchard, Dorothy (Al) Van Lul, Helen (Dan) Heggi, Lucille (Firman) Bowersox, and Sally (Lee) Darrow.


    Surviving are her children, Dean (Laurie) Simms of Schererville, IN and Debra Hamilton of New Baden; grandchildren, Micah (Donna) Simms, Caitlin (Chris) Yacu, Seth (Ileana) Hamilton, Megan (Daniel) Deal, Samuel Hamilton, and Joseph Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Eli, Ellie, and Ethan Deal and Noah Hamilton; and numerous nieces and nephews.


    Stella retired as a teller from US Bank and Regions Bank and attended West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton. Her hobbies consisted of gardening, cooking, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Dancing with the Stars. Her greatest pride were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; and she was thoroughly loved by her nieces and nephews so much that she was like a second mother. Stella was a caring person and was a devoted wife of a Church of God Minister and will be missed by all who knew her.


    Memorial Service will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton with Pastor Paul Hooks and her grandson Seth Hamilton officiating.


    Visitation will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton.


    Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family and will be received at the church or through Moss Funeral Home in Trenton who is serving the family.

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