Thena L. (Utley) Simmons

September 09, 1939 ‒ February 02, 2020

Crossville, Tennessee
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Thena L. (Utley) Simmons beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away February 2, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

On September 9, 1939, Thena was born in Grayson, Kentucky, one of nine children of the late Strother and Dolly (Terry) Utley.  She graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1957.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Charles “Chuck” Simmons; son, C. Scott Simmons  and daughter in law, Jennifer; daughter, Sheri Jo Michel; five grandchildren: Jessica (Michel) Robertson, Zachary Michel, Amber (Michel) Sermersheim, John Simmons, and Jessica Simmons; two great grand children: Lennae and Lexton Robertson; siblings: Arthur “Art” Utley, Thomas “Woody” (Rosemary) Utley of Marion
Thelma Mustard of Marion, Glenda Craft of Ft Wayne, IN,  Robert “Bob” Utley of Prospect, Rena Rose of Marion, Lu (Dean) Chivington of Marion; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two brothers: William “Bill” and Frankie Utley.

Prior to retirement, Thena was co-owner of a prominent real estate company in Marion, Ohio, a member of Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, past president of Marion Board of Realtors and served on numerous real estate boards.

After retirement, Thena enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing her knowledge and appreciation of music, theater, puzzles, and card games with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion, on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 4 – 7 p.m., where prayer services will be held at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial services will be held at St Mary Catholic Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, Ohio on Saturday February 8, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, Crossville, Tennessee.

A memorial service will be held at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Rd, Crossville, TN 38558, at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, are honored to serve Thena’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • We are very sorry for your loss. We are praying for Gods peace and understanding for all of you. From Scott and Marlene Kirkpatrick daughter of Rosemary Utley

  • So sorry for all of the family on the loss of their loved one 💔 thinking of your family with prayers 🙏