Velma Simpson

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

OLMSTED, Ill. -- Velma E. Simpson, 91, of Olmsted died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill.

She was born Sept. 25, 1910, in Olmsted, daughter of James Lincoln and Lillian Troette Barnes. She married Charles Simpson, who preceded her in death.

Simpson retired as a supervisor at Lowenbaum Garment Plant in Mounds, Ill. She attended Olmsted United Methodist Church and was a member of United Methodist Women.

Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Robertson of Olmsted; a son, Phillip Simpson of Kenosha, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons.

Friends may call at Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joey Dunning officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.