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Williams, Iola

Williams, Iola

March 29, 1928 — August 17, 2022

Iola Williams, 94, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Iola was born March 29, 1928 to Elnora and Louis Gentry. She was the third child of 11 children. She is survived by one sister Glodean Hunt of Pontiac, MI.

Iola married Thurman Simmons (deceased) in Greggston, TX in 1947. They had six children from this union, Jeanette Fue, Carolyn Wallace (deceased), Thurman Simmons, Cheryl Simmons, Judy Hardman, and Regina Chambers.

She was briefly married to Henry Williams (deceased).

She leaves behind 4 generations; 11 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was a faithful member of Sheffield Family Center in her last season of life. She was a mother and mentor to many. She will be missed.

Visitation will be 1PM, with services to follow at 2PM, Saturday, September 3 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation will be 1PM, with services to follow at 2PM, Saturday, September 3 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Williams, Iola's Guestbook

Aunt Iola never treated me like I didn't belong to her. When she visited Longview she kept me laughing. She was never to busy to talk to me or tell me how to cook something. I was always special. I thank her and all my Aunts for not treating me as I was not a Gentry!

Ginger E ALBRIGHT

To my family, I send my deepest condolences and blessings to you all as you celebrate her life, her love and her legacy!! Auntie has had full life while enjoying you all individually. Thank you auntie for your love. Rest now from your labor. Love your nephew

Mason D Gentry Sr

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