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Mary Lou Simpson

April 28, 1936 November 24, 2020
Mary Lou Simpson
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Mary Lou Simpson, age 84, of Knox, passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. She was born April 28, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Ferd and Nell Besowshek, both deceased. She was a 1954 graduate of Mercy High School in Chicago, she had been a member and past president of the St. Thomas Aquinas Altar and Rosary Society and was a current member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Hamlet, she loved crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and loved being a homemaker and mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had owned the Pickle Barrel Restaurant from 1985-95, where she became known as “Ma Pickle”. On April 27, 1957, she married Neil “Bud” Simpson, he preceded her in death on December 5, 2017. She is survived by her children, Debbie Simpson, J.D., of St. Charles, IL, Diane Kepa (Chris) of Valparaiso, Jimmy Simpson of Knox, Sandy Taylor (Jay) of North Judson, Lori Waletzko of Knox, Shari Tompkins of Knox, Rick Simpson (Geri) of Knox, and Ron Simpson of Knox, grandchildren, Adam Kepa (Caroline), Sarah Kepa (Matt), Taylor Simpson (Amber), Alyssa Walton, Blake Simpson (Kylie), Steven Taylor, Brandi Taylor, Cassie Waletzko, Justin Tompkins, Lindsey Simpson, Andrew Simpson, and Meaghan Simpson, great grandchildren, Ellie, Gaeg, Paxton and Addie. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen E. Besowshek and a brother, Kenneth F. Besowshek (Jerri) of Midlothian, IL. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

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Visitation

Friday

27

Nov

4:00 PM 11/27/2020 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/27/2020 8:00:00 PM
MC Smith Funeral Home

153 E. Washington St
Knox, IN 46534

MC Smith Funeral Home
153 E. Washington St Knox 46534 IN
United States

Visitation

Saturday

28

Nov

10:00 AM 11/28/2020 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/28/2020 10:30:00 AM
MC Smith Funeral Home

153 E. Washington St
Knox, IN 46534

MC Smith Funeral Home
153 E. Washington St Knox 46534 IN
United States

Service

Saturday

28

Nov

11:00 AM 11/28/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/28/2020 12:00:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church

100 Starke St.
Hamlet, IN 46532

Holy Cross Catholic Church
100 Starke St. Hamlet 46532 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Cross Cemetery Final Resting Place

2250 N. 600 E.
Hamlet, IN 46531

2250 N. 600 E. Hamlet 46531 IN
United States
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