Shirley June Simpson, age 72, Blue Mound, died Friday May 4, 2007. She was born November 20, 1934, in Crescent Lake, Missouri the daughter of Edgar and Gertrude Chaney Denton. This union ended and Shirley was raised by her mother and second father Edward Shields. She graduated from Wyandotte High School and attended nursing school at AVTS. She married Chuck Simpson on January 11, 1953. She worked as a nurse at Bethany Medical Center until retirement in 2000. She is survived by her husband Chuck, children Charles Simpson Jr and Nancy; Janis Castle and Forest "Scott", Patricia Farr and Tim, Debra Mott and John, Diana Brockman and Bill Shrum, Karen Weber and Tom Davis, Jerry Simpson, Richard Simpson and Pamela, Carol Simpson, Kevin Simpson and Christine; a brother Eugene Denton; 24 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Kansas City. Burial will be in the Gates of Heaven. Visitation will from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. A prayer service will be held Wednesday, May 9, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mound City, at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will follow in the parish hall. The family suggests contributions to Harry Hines Hospice, Sacred Heart or Blessed Sacrament. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.coffelschneider.com. Arrangements by Coffel-Schneider, Mound City.