ALBANY -- Josephine "Jo" Keen Simmons, 83, of Albany, died Thursday, June 14, 2012.

Mrs. Simmons was born in Dodge County and had lived in Albany for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Albany. Mrs. Simmons was retired with Civil Service at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Fenn Simmons; her parents, Joseph George Keen and Louise Williamson Keen; and her brother, John C. Williamson.

Mrs. Simmons is survived by her son: David J. Simmons, Albany; a daughter: Karol Whittlesey and her husband George, Tallahassee, FL; her grandson: George S. Whittlesey, IV, Laguna Nigel, CA; 2 nieces: Kay Dorsey, Abbebville, GA, Vicky Williamson, Rochelle, GA; a great niece: Dr. Julie Sarris, Charlotte, NC.

The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern on Saturday from 4-6 PM.

A graveside service will be held Sunday 2 PM at Morningside Cemetery, Rochelle, GA. The Rev. Tommy Baker will officiate.

Those desiring may send memorials to the Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge Dr., Albany, GA 31707 or to Siloam Baptist Church, Siloam Rd., Abbeville, GA 31001.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own memories with the family of Josephine "Jo" Keen Simmons by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152