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Helen L. (Rees) Simpson

July 12, 1933 ~ May 29, 2017 (age 83)

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June 1, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wilson Funeral Home-Mannasmith Chapel
621 W. 5th St
Marysville, OH 43040

Funeral Service
June 2, 2017

11:00 AM
Wilson Funeral Home-Mannasmith Chapel
621 W. 5th St
Marysville, OH 43040

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Helen L. Simpson, 83, of Marysville, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Helen worked at Ranco for nearly 20 years before retiring to spend time with and take care of her grandchildren. A member of the First United Methodist Church of Marysville, she was an avid bowler in her younger years and enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, word searches and especially following her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.

Born July 12, 1933 in Milford Center, she was the daughter of the late Clarence James and Georgia Lucille (Gansheimer) Rees. On June 1, 1951 in Marysville, she married Norman Simpson and he preceded her in death on November 21, 2013. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Simpson and sisters, Cora Speakman, Linda Spain and Anna Speakman.

Surviving are her children, Susan (Rick) Marshall of Marysville, Walter (Michelle) Simpson of Laurelville and Rees Simpson of Marysville; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Alice Spain of Marysville; a brother, Clarence James “Bud” (Melanie) Rees of Zanesfield; numerous nieces and nephews and her dear friend and caregiver, Robert Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 2, 2017 at Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel. Pastor Denise Turpin will officiate and burial will follow at Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center. Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com

Charitable donations may be made to:

Union County Cancer Society
532 Fairwood Dr., Marysville OH 43040

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