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Obituary - Betty Lou Simpson

     Betty Simpson, age 83, daughter of Fon and Ora (Howell) Guffey, was born June 11, 1936, in Alton, Mo. She departed this life July 29, 2019, in Houston, Mo.
     Betty married Bob Simpson on January 4, 1957. To this union, one daughter, Terri, and one son, Kent, were born.
     She attended Alton Public School and after graduation, she became the school secretary. While she lived in Houston, she clerked in several of the stores and liked meeting and helping the people.
     She became a Christian at an early age and her membership was in the Houston United Methodist Church.
     Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; and a sister, Jessie Shehorn. She is survived by a daughter, Terri Diedrich and husband, Dale of Licking; a son, Kent Simpson of Houston; a brother, Wayne Guffey; two step-grandsons; three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many other family members.
     Memorials may be made to Texas County Hospice of Care or Shiloh Cemetery, in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfh.com.
     The family hosted a Memorial Service on Saturday, August 3, at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church in Alton. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. 


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