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Lois Ann (Porter) Simpson, 85, of Chrisman, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. She was born Aug. 27, 1931 in Metcalf, Ill., the daughter of Terrance Clark "TC" and Marguerite (Bolen) Porter.
She married Everett L. Simpson on July 14, 1951.
Lois was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She loved music and continued to participate as a vocalist through Christmas of last year. Lois was a lifelong member of Metcalf Christian Church and an active member of Eastern Star. She was also previously a township supervisor for Young America Township and a library assistant at Shiloh Grade School.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Brenda Grisamore; a son-in-law, Terry Grisamore; a brother, Russell Porter; and a great-granddaughter, Paightin Simpson.
Lois is survived by her sons: Clark (Lynn) Simpson of Middletown, Ind., Mark (Cheryl) Simpson of Chrisman, and Jay (Debbie) Simpson of Charleston; grandchildren: Luke (Mandi) Simpson, Melinda Cruse, Nathan (Lauren) Simpson, Trent (Sis) Simpson, James (Alexis) Simpson, Jonathon (Kenzie) Simpson, Chad (Debbie) Grisamore, Ryan (Keegan) Grisamore, Kala Grisamore, Matthew Simpson, Rebecca Simpson, and Brittaney Simpson; and 16 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at the Metcalf Christian Church on Monday, Dec. 26 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 10 a.m. at the church.
For those who would like, memorials may be made in Lois' name to Metcalf Christian Church, East Harrison Street Church of God, or the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.krabelfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 22, 2016
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