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Dinah Simmen Bryant


1949 - 2019
Dinah Simmen Bryant Obituary
Dinah Simmen Bryant

Born: March 2, 1949; in Marshalltown, IA

Died: August 19, 2019; in Newton, NC

Dinah Simmen Bryant, 70, of Hickory, NC, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, at Carolina Caring Hospice House in Newton, NC.

Born March 2, 1949, in Marshalltown, IA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Alexander Simmen, III, and Erma Domke Simmen.

A graduate of Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL, Dinah also was awarded a Master's Degree from Northern Illinois University, in Dekalb, Illinois, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Illinois State University in Normal, IL.

Dinah had an unshakable faith and always pursued her interest in the Bible and scriptural studies. Service to others was foremost in her life. This was evident in her devotion to family and friends. As a gentle soul, Dinah enjoyed Hallmark and Christmas movies year round. She helped herself and many others through difficult times by being a prayer warrior. Leading by example, Dinah praised and celebrated the Lord.

Survivors include: her devoted husband of 26 years, Richard (Rick) Barnes Bryant, Jr., of Hickory, NC; sister, Diane Huwaldt and husband, Jim, of Granger, IN; brother, Robert Alexander Simmen, IV, of Nashville, TN; and a niece, Amanda H. Noonkester and husband, Chad, of Winston Salem, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, August 23, 2019, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Monica Childers officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 52 16th Ave., NE, Hickory, NC 28601.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Dinah Simmen Bryant. Online condolences may be left at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald-News on Sept. 4, 2019
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