OBITUARY

Cornelia Fern Simpson

July 11, 1920January 7, 2019
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C. Fern Simpson passed into the arms of her Loving Savior on January 07, 2019. She was born to E.E. Gilliland and Mariah Maud Leeder July 11, 1920 in Rita, Florida with her parents returning to Kansas shortly thereafter and settled in Wichita. She later married Allen Lee (Bill) Simpson and they became parents to 4 boys and one girl. Fern worked in food and retail service establishments for most of her life and upon retirement became active in volunteering with local VFW projects for our beloved veterans as well as the Alzheimer's Association. She was dedicated and active in the Woodridge Christian Church in Wichita, where she was always ready to help where there was a need. She is predeceased by her parents as well as her great son-in-law Tom Flanagan. Left to mourn her are her loving children M.J. Simpson (Martha) of LaPorte, TX, Edwin Simpson of Temple, TX, Hubert Simpson (Vera) of Wichita, Donald Simpson (Vida) of Kermit, TX, and Judy Campbell of Wichita. Fern is also survived by nine grandchildren: Samantha Chaplain (Jeremiah) of Alvin, TX, Michael Valentine (Brandi) of LaPorte, TX, Tammy Simpson (Todd Walker) of Arlington, KS, Kristen Koski of Arlington, VA, Kelly Greeve (Chris) of Garden City, KS, Nelson Simpson (Lauren) of Lewisville, TX, Frank Campbell, Benjamin Campbell (Tammy) and Leslie Marie Campbell all of Wichita. She is also survived by sixteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild as well as numerous friends. Honored to be pallbearers are Michael Valentine, Nelson Simpson, Frank and Ben Campbell, Duncan and Cole Andrus. Visitation will be held from 6:00 o'clock until 8:00 o'clock in the evening on Thursday, January 10, 2019 with funeral services at 2:00 o'clock Friday, January 11, at the Resthaven Funeral Chapel, 11800 West Highway 54, in Wichita, with interment at the Resthaven Cemetery to follow. Pastor Kit Berry, officiating. If memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers, they may be made to the American Legion Post #401, The Alzheimer's Association or charity of choice.

  • FAMILY

  • M.J. Simpson, Son
  • Martha Simpson, Daughter-in-law
  • Edwin Simpson, Son
  • Hubert Simpson, Son
  • Vera Simpson, Daughter-in-law
  • Donald Simpson, Son
  • Vida Simpson, Daughter-in-law
  • Judy Campbell, Daughter
  • Samantha (Jeremiah) Chaplain, Grandchild
  • Michael (Brandi) Valentine, Grandchild
  • Tammy (Todd Walker) Simpson, Grandchild
  • Kristen Koski, Grandchild
  • Kelly (Chris) Greeve, Grandchild
  • Nelson (Lauren) Simpson, Grandchild
  • Frank Campbell, Grandchild
  • Benjamin (Tammy) Campbell, Grandchild
  • Leslie Marie Campbell, Grandchild
  • Allen Lee Simpson, Husband
  • E.E. Gilliland, Father
  • Maud Leeder, Mother
  • Tom Flanagan, Son-in-law
  • Cornelia also leaves behind 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, as well as numerous friends to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Valentine, Casket Bearer
  • Nelson Simpson, Casket Bearer
  • Frank Campbell, Casket Bearer
  • Ben Campbell, Casket Bearer
  • Duncan Andrus, Casket Bearer
  • Cole Andrus, Casket Bearer
  • DONATIONS

  • American Legion Post 401
  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Cornelia Fern Simpson

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Kathy Easley

January 10, 2019

Judy, Ben, Marie, Frank and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Fern's passing. She was a beautiful woman and she will be greatly missed. We were blessed to be able to get to know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

~Steve and Kathy Easley and family~

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