Mary Tollas Obituary

Mary Kathryn Tollas
Mary Kathryn "Kitty" Tollas
Mary Kathryn Tollas

August 12, 1934 - March 24, 2006
Born in Sanford, North Carolina
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Kathryn "Kitty" Tollas passed away on Friday, March 24, 2006 at Fountain West Health Center in West Des Moines, Iowa, and her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held in St. Joseph, Michigan, with burial in Sanford, North Carolina. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Central Iowa.

Kathryn was born on August 12, 1934 in Sanford, North Carolina, the daughter of Roy Lee and Gladys Pearl (Marsh) Simmons. She grew up in Sanford and then served in the FBI for three years in Washington D.C. She spent 49 years of her life in St. Joseph, Michigan. She retired from the Heath Zenith Corporation after 37 years. After retirement, she worked as a travel agent for Meritz Travel. She spent the last year and half in Des Moines. She enjoyed her travels to Europe and Mexico and gardening.

Kathryn is survived by her sons, Michael Tollas of San Diego, CA and Brian (Johanna) Tollas of Urbandale, IA; a brother, Roy Simmons of Richmond, VA and three grandchildren.




Funeral Home
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322


Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4725