Sandra Kay Baker Simmons, 70, of Oak Hill, WV lost her 3 year battle with renal disease on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Born August 28, 1949, in West Virginia she was the only child of the late Duffy and Eloise Rock Baker of Oak Hill.
She moved to Philadelphia, PA as a young girl where she learned to cook authentic Italian food by watching “Papa Tag” at his restaurant. After her return to West Virginia Sandra graduated from Collins High School in Oak Hill in 1967. During her high school years she worked at Tom's Carryout and always spoke fondly of both the job and the owner. She also took away with her the recipe for “Tom's Famous Chili.”
Sandra married Billy Ray Simmons and raised 2 daughters. Having always wanted to be a nurse, she graduated from Fayette County School of Practical Nursing in 1991. She felt called to care for the elderly and did so until her retirement in 2015. During this time, she attended Alderson- Broaddus and obtained her BNS degree to became a Registered Nurse in 2006.
Her husband, Billy Ray Simmons preceded her in death.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Stacy Cook and husband, Donald, and Lisa Law and husband, Michael; three grandchildren, Samantha Cook, Brenna Law, and Marissa Law and her husband, Charles Shade; four great grandchildren, Easton King, Paizley King, Ayden Law, and Blake Shade.
The family would like to thank Bowers Hospice house and their staff for the excellent care Sandra received. We would also like to thank Fresenius Kidney Care for the care of our Mother.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 11921 Rockville Pike #300, Rockville, MD 20852.
In keeping with her wishes Sandra will be cremated. A memorial service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. There will be no visitation.
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Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.