|Myrtle W. Simpson, age 85, of Knoxville, Illinois formerly of Altona, Illinois died at 10:45 P.M. on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born on February 8, 1927 in Rural Altona, Illinois the daughter of Milo and Ida Gibson Simpson. She was raised and educated in Altona, Illinois. She married Benjamin Jr. Simpson in June of 1982. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 2009.
She is survived by one step-daughter: Linda R. Ward of Galesburg, Illinois, two step granddaughters, and three step great grandsons; two sisters: Helen (Jay) Thomas of Galesburg, Illinois and Mary Lou Cole of Rockford, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and three brothers.
She worked as a nurse's aide for many years at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, then became a LPN at Galesburg Cottage Hospital working mostly in Pediatrics.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Altona, Illinois. Rev. David Pyell officiating. Family and Friends may meet at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Oneida, Illinois at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Memorials may be made to the Charity of the donor's Choice or Knox County Nursing Home. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurdhendricksfuneralhomes.com