Edith L. Simpson

December 26, 2014

12-26-14 OBIT Simpson1Edith Luella Simpson, age 90, of Coleman, formerly of Clare, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Tendercare of Clare.  She was born the daughter of Spencer James and Helen Gladys (Graham) Lane on August 20, 1924, in Harrison. She married Frank Simpson on Jan. 20, 1943, and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1977.  She moved to Coleman 3 years ago from Clare.  Edith had been a Grocery Cashier for 57 years, first with Giant, then Giantway, later with Carrow’s Foods, and with Witbeck’s Foods for 17 years.  She retired (for the third time) in 2009 at 84 years old.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Weidman, loved to attend Singles Dances, and had an extensive collection of stuffed Giraffes.  She was “Mrs. Santa  Claus” for 14 years in Clare.

Edith is survived by her Daughter, Doris (Bert) Bell of Sanford, her grandchildren, Christopher and Mary Gibson, Mort, Linda, and Laurel Bell, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Lonnie Gibson, grandchildren, James Andrew Gibson, and Leslie Shaheen, her brother, James, and sisters, Gertrude and Helen.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 11:00 AM from the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.  Friends may meet with her family before the service from 10 to 11 AM.  Memorials may be directed to MidMichigan Home Care.  An online condolence register is available at www.stephenson-wyman.com

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