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Denise Jones

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Denise Jones of rural Cleghorn, age 49, passed away at her residence on

Monday, August 08, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M.

Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Cherokee V.F.W. Carey Hetrick will

officiate. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will begin one

hour prior to the service at the V.F.W. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee

is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Denise Jones, the daughter of Amber Simm, was born June 14, 1962, in

Cherokee. 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 Café 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


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

soulmate 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; her mother, Amber Simm of Meriden; two sisters, Dawn

(Tom) Donley and their children, Heather and Emily of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Ronda Simm of Cherokee; and her son; Eric (Suzie) Bush and their daughter Rylea of Aurelia; two brothers, Dan Simm and his special friend Deanna Burmakow and their children Brittani, Allison, and Jackson of Paullina;

and Scott and Rose Simm of Cherokee; two step-grandchildren, Parker and

Kain Nelson; as well as other relatives and many friends.