Betty Lou Simpson, 83, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, in Houston.
She was born June 11, 1936, in Alton, daughter of Fon and Ora Howell Guffey. She and Bob Simpson were married Jan. 4, 1957.
She attended Alton Public School and after graduation became the school secretary. While living in Houston, she clerked in several of the stores and liked meeting and helping the people.
She became a Christian at an early age. Her membership was in the Houston United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; and a sister, Jessie Shehorn.
Survivors include a daughter, Terri Diedrich of Licking; a son, Kent Simpson of Houston; a brother, Wayne Guffey; two step-grandsons; three step great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
Memorial services were Saturday, Aug. 3, at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church, Alton. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Texas County Hospice of Care or Shiloh Cemetery.