Nathalie "Nan" Mae Simpson
12 October, 2013 by troy glidden
Nan Simpson, 83, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 11:15 p.m., Friday, October 11th, while in the company of family members,at Cedars House.
Nan was born in Springfield, Missouri on September 5, 1930, daughter of Eunice V. (Gilbert) and Vernon V. Brown.
Nan attended the Osborne grade schools and graduated from Osborne High School, Osborne, Kansas in 1948. She then attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church McPherson, Kansas, where she taught Kindergarten and Sunday School.
Nan was a homemaker and worked for Farmers Alliance Insurance Company prior to working for the National Cooperative Refinery Association as a computer operator until her retirement in 1993.
Nan was a member of the McPherson HDU and American Legion Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed sports both live and on TV, going on walks, reading, sewing, needle point, traveling and sightseeing and spending time with her friends just talking and sharing together.
Nan is survived by her children, Debbie Dent and husband Paul, of Overland Park, Kansas and Jeff "Puck" Simpson and wife Suzi, of Hutchinson, Kansas; three grandchildren, Michael Dent, of Seoul, South Korea, Mark Dent, of State College, Pennsylvania, and Rachel Dent, of Mission, Kansas; three step-grandchildren, Sara Nyland and husband Terry, of Olathe, Kanas, Russell Bomberger and wife Christy, of Olathe, Kansas, and William "Billy" Bomberger and wife Sarah, of Wichita, Kansas; 8 step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
Nan was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lois M. Garrison; her brother-in-law, James T. Garrsion.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.
The funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 with Reverend Quentin Bennett officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Osborne Cemetery Osborne, Kansas with Reverend Harold E. Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Isis Shrine, Salina, Kansas or the McPherson Special Olympics, and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.
Posted By Linda Gayer a Totman on 18 October, 2013
Many baseball memories come to mind as I reminisce about your mom. What fun times we shared. I'm asking God to bring many special memories of her to your hearts and minds as you grieve your mom's death.
Posted By Bob Hull on 15 October, 2013
I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. Nan was a wonderful person and a great friend. I remember her morning walks by our house and her friendly smiles and waves. She will be missed.
Posted By Dave Clark on 14 October, 2013
Debbie and Jeff. Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She lived a great full life. I will always remember her.
Posted By Marva (Skinner) Griffith on 14 October, 2013
Debbie, Jeff & families,
I knew Nan for many years and watched the two of you grow up. I just loved your Mom and she will deeply missed. May God be with all of you as you go through this difficult time.
Posted By Debbie Johnson on 14 October, 2013
I also worked with Nan at NCRA. She was a fun fun person. Sorry for your loss.
Posted By Sondra Frank on 14 October, 2013
Nan was a long time member of the McPherson Senior Center Aerobics class. She was always such a fun and happy person to spend time with. She will be missed by all who knew her well.
Posted By Jan Weyand Young on 13 October, 2013
Debbie & Jeff-I'm so sad to learn of your Mom's passing. I will always remember her wonderful smile. My thoughts are with you.
Posted By Melea Banman on 13 October, 2013
Debbie and Jeff, I am so sorry to hear of the loss if your Mom. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. Praying for God's grace and comfort for you during this time of grief.
Posted By Marilyn (Peterson)Patterson on 13 October, 2013
Debbie, Jeff and families. So sorry to read about your loss. I remember your Mom as such a fun-loving lady!!! Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted By Pam and Steve Koeller on 13 October, 2013
Debbie and Puck, we are so sorry to hear about Nan. She was a second mother to all of us who hung out at your house. I remember her smiles, her teasing, and her easy-going nature. Please know that you will be in my heart, my thoughts, and my prayers.
Posted By GaryL. Gass&Michele Hanpton on 13 October, 2013
Our thoughts, Love and prayers for you in this difficult time.
Posted By Kerry Dallen on 13 October, 2013
Nan was a beautiful, caring lady. I was in HDU with her many years ago. Her kindness made a great difference in my life. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Posted By Bonnie Jakabosky on 12 October, 2013
I am so thankful that I got to work with Nan at NCRA. She was such a fun & caring lady! My condolences to Debbie & Puck.
Posted By Dayna Needham on 12 October, 2013
My husband Scot worked with Nan at NCRA. I so enjoyed her. I'm sorry to hear of her death.
Posted By Linda D\'Amico on 12 October, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Nan in the computer department at NCRA. She was a fun person!