In Memory of

Denise Jones

June 14, 1962 - August 7, 2011
Denise Jones, the daughter of Amber Simm, was born June 14, 1962, in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent on the farm near Cleghorn. She attended school at Meriden-Cleghorn and graduated from Meriden-Cleghorn High School. Following her schooling, Denise worked at Jessie's Dollar Store, Bert's Whistle Stop, and most recently Carey's Cafe in Cherokee. Denise enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Green Bay Packers. She liked collecting antiques, camping, and was the best 'Mimi' in the world to her grandson Carson. Most of all Denise loved being around her family and friends. On August 7, 2011, Denise passed away unexpectedly at her home near Cleghorn at the age of 49. She was preceded in death by her longtime soul mate Rodney Bergstrom whom she loved dearly. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Victor and Mabel Schincke and Jim and Lorraine Simm. She is survived by one son, Andy (Jessica) Jones and their son Carson of Aurelia, IA; her mother, Amber Simm of Meriden, IA; two sisters: Dawn (Tom) Donley and their children, Heather and Emily of Cottage Grove, MN, and Ronda Simm of Cherokee and her son Eric (Suzie) Bush and their daughter Rylea of Aurelia, IA; two brothers: Dan Simm and his special friend Deanna Burmakow and their children Brittani, Allison, and Jackson of Paullina, IA, and Scott and Rose Simm of Cherokee, IA; two step-grandchildren: Parker and Kain Nelson; as well as other relatives and many friends.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 13, 2011, at the Cherokee V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post #2253
Carey Hetrick
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the V.F.W.
At a later date


Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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- Trisha
Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Although we didn't get to spend a lot of time with Denise, we enjoyed the time we did. Her sense of humor, passion for family and friends & carefree spirit ”
- Brad & Mary Sparish
Friday, August 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Denise my thoughts and prayers are with the family , she will be missed dearly ”
- Amy S Strahmann
Friday, August 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“i sorry to hear about your loss,Denise was a very friendly person and well know at Careys and she will be sadly missed,I liked visiting with her when we would go in there to eat”
- Melissa A Eberly
Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Denise we will miss you very much. Dawn and i will be thinking of you all the time. We love ya ”
- Tom Donley
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry about your loss. The family is in my prayers. She will dearly be miss. Do not forget the memories and she will be with you.”
- Pam K. Maxwell
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Denise will be missed alot by so, so many. Sorry we will not be able to attend the service, but will be there in spirit. Dawn & Amber, if you need anything, or we can help in any way, please let us know.
- Cathy Huff & Cathleen Kammerer
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“To Andy and all Denise's Family. We were saddened to hear about Denise's death. She loved life so much. We always enjoyed visiting with her when we seen her. Always smiling. Our prayers are with you all.”
- Patsy and Jerome Day
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“oh Denise what are we going to do without you...she is a friend to all she meets The only solace I find is that she's with Rod and they're hanging out again”
- Cindy J Gravenish
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“To Scott and Rose and all the Simm family: You are in my thoughts at this difficult time. May your memories of Denise help comfort you during this period.”
- Linda A Stilley
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Bill and I send you all our prayers and sympathy. Denise will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.”
- Cathy Smith and Bill Stover
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