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Donna Simmerman

March 15, 1955 — September 18, 2014

Donna Lee Simmerman was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 15, 1955, and entered into heaven on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Altamonte Springs, Florida at the age of 59. She was a beloved mother of sons Gary and Clayton Simmerman and daughter Lisa Simmerman.
Donna loved making people smile. She loved children as she spent her career with Orange County Public Schools surrounded by them. But most of all her three beautiful grandchildren, CJ, Brandon and Madison Simmerman. She was an avid Jeff Gordon Nascar and Florida State Seminoles fan. She loved going to the coasts of Florida , for the beach was one of her favorite places. Her love of dolphins has always been a great passion of hers. She loved traveling to the mountains and could often be found with close friends gambling in the casinos from here to Biloxi. Donna is survived by her stepfather Sam Heatherdale, sister in law Terry Clark, and brothers, Jim Marrianne Clark, Bob Kathy Clark, Sam Janet Heatherdale, Scott Shelly Heatherdale, and sisters Lori Thomas and JoAnn OKeefe, as well by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. The father of her three children, best friend and first true love, Gary Simmerman, her very close dear friends Joni Cothern, Steve and Cindy Elder, Tei Kucharski, Charles and Gerald Shepard, and the mothers of her grandchildren, Sara D. Sears and Angela Carneal. And longtime friend and companion Letitia T Myrick, whom she held very close and dear to her heart.
She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Clark mother, Mildred Heatherdale grandmother Florence Broyles brother, George Clark and son, Gary Simmerman Jr.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3pm, at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, 1148 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida, 34787. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Donnas name to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612.

Visitation


Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home
1148 East Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Saturday, October 4, 2014
2pm

Service


Memorial Service

Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home Chapel
1148 East Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Saturday, October 4, 2014
3pm
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