Dana Ruth Simmons

September 02, 1960 - July 02, 2020

Obituary For Dana Ruth Simmons

Dana Ruth Simmons, 59, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Advent Health Shawnee Mission from complications with cancer.

Dana was born September 2, 1960 in Kansas City, KS to Dale Simmons and Ruthann Pankalla Simmons. Dana grew up in a close knit neighborhood enjoying good times and activities with her friends. She attended Christ the King Catholic School through 8th grade. After graduating from Shawnee Mission West High School, Dana was married for 19 years and gave birth to 2 children. Dana worked as a retail cashier and assistant store manager before becoming disable by a back injury and thyroid disorder. She enjoyed collecting anything pig or Harley Davidson related, keeping photo albums and writing in her journals.

Dana is survived by her mother Ruthann Simmons, Overland Park, KS, her sister Cyndy Goodman,Shawnee, KS, her daughter Tamara Ward, Independence, MO, her son and two grandchildren, nieces, cousins and friends who meant the world to her. She is preceded in death by her dad, Dale Simmons.

A memorial service will follow at a later date. Please contact Cyndy at (913) 530-6463 for details. Dana’s favorite saying, “BELIEVE” will live on.

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I miss you Dana my dear friend Dana & i met in 2003 at bike nights .We always had a lot of fun together she started calling us Thelma and Louise and she was Louise and I was Thelma We went through good times & bad times together even when i moved back to Washington State we were called each other every week. I already miss talking to you we gave each other strength and Encouragement when needed. Her favorite saying was Believe you gotta Believe she would tell me . R.I.P Dana ( Louise) you don't have to worry and your pain is pain is gone . I Love You & You'll Always be in my heart as Always. I'll give Joplin a kiss for you as you always tell me to do after our talks.
- Kim Klingler

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