She was born on Oct. 7, 1915 in Dekalb Co., Ala., a daughter of the late Elbert Bethune and Ethel Norris Bethune.
Mrs. Simpson was a member of the New Hope Fellowship and was also a member of the Ladies Sunday School class. She had worked for Polk School District in the cafeteria for several years and was also retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
Mrs. Simpson enjoyed working in her yard and gardening. She enjoyed baking, especially baking her cakes. She loved her family and enjoyed hosting them in her home. She was a stickler for details and was very immaculate with everything she did.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Simpson and four brothers, Jesse, Hoyt, Carl and Dewey Bethune.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie and Kenneth J. Owen and Melissa and Charles J. Langston; her sisters, Jenette Peek, Willene Blackmon and Betty Jean Coalson; several grand children, great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. from the New Hope Fellowship Church, with Dr. Steve Fetkenhour and Rev. Jonathan Blackmon officiating.
Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. The following Gentlemen served as pallbearers: Billy Ray Bethune, Darrin Bell, Eddie Blackmon, Danny Bailey, Hugh Peek and Jerry Bethune.
Those wishing to express condolences to the family can sign the online guestbook at litesyfh.com.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.