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N. Marie (Delaney) Simmons

June 12, 1935 — November 13, 2020

Nettie Marie Delaney, the daughter of Jesse L. and Lavaughn (Johnson) Delaney, was born on June 12, 1935 in Taylor County, Iowa. She attended country school in Taylor County and graduated from Lenox High School.

On January 16, 1953 Marie was united in marriage to Ronald Richie. To this union, five children were born: Karen, Janet, Kathy, Randy and Bobbie. Ronald and Marie lived several places before settling in Corning. Marie was a homemaker during this time. She taught Sunday school. Throughout our school years, Mom always welcomed our friends and was there to give a helping hand and advice. Ron and Marie later divorced.

On June 1st, 1978, Marie was united in marriage to Donald D. Simmons. They made their home in Prescott, Iowa. Dizzy Don and Nutty Nettie (as the grandchildren called them) enjoyed traveling, taking camping trips with the grandchildren, ceramics, and gardening. Marie loved to cook and bake. Bread, cinnamon rolls, pies, and candies were her specialties. Family and friends have fond memories of her delicious treats. Grandma Sims taught the grandkids how to make candy and paint ceramics. She was “that Grandma” that spoiled them. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy!

Marie was employed by the National Farmers Organization in Corning until she began working at Home Health Care. She worked at Home Health Care for eight years until she retired.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; son- Randy Richie; half sisters- Darlene Carmichael and Marlene Churchill; husband Don Simmons and brother-in-law, Bud Gaule.

She is survived by: daughters- Karen (Bob) Graf of Corning; Janet (Kenny) Daugard of Sierra Vista, AZ; Kathy (Doug) Franzen of Stanton, IA; and Bobbie (Mike) Goldsmith of Corning. Brother – Robert (Peg) Delaney of Elkhart IN; Sister – Deloras Gaule of Salem, Il.

Grandchildren: Lamar (Stacey) Lindsay; Casheena Daugard; Christy Case Russell; Shannon (Sean) Graf Hogan; Michael Andrew (Sarah) Case; Jesse Daugard; Derek (Kelly) Ambrose; Koen Goldsmith; and Paden (Omela) Goldsmith.

11 great-grandchildren; Step-children-Linda, Kevin, and Russ; several step-grandchildren; Sister in law-Caryn and Brother-in-law- Dennis; many nieces and nephews.

Her journey on earth ended Friday, November 13th at the Accura Care Center in Stanton. Marie, Mom, Grandma, and GGMA: You will be missed but we are happy that you are finally soaring with Randy and Don.

The family is grateful for the love and care that she received at the Accura Center during her stay. Memorials are directed to the family, to be determined. Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 19th at 10:30 at Prairie Rose Cemetery.

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