Susan M. Simpson

January 7, 1959 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 60)


Susan Simpson, age 60 of Beardstown, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born January 7, 1959 in Beardstown, the daughter of Richard and Rosella Crafton Murray. She married Randy Simpson on June 23, 1984 at First United Methodist Church in Beardstown.

She is survived by her husband Randy Simpson of Beardstown; two children Jason (companion Beth Roan) Fleming of Manito and Jennifer (husband Michael) Hillyer of Virginia; three grandchildren Ryan, Tyler, and Jason; and three brothers David (wife Ruriko) Murray of Springfield, Phil (wife Mary) Murray of Beardstown, and Thomas (wife Julie) Murray of Beardstown. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Susan graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1977. She obtained her LPN license through Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville and later received her RN degree from Lincoln Land Community College. She had worked at St. John’s Hospital in the Neurology Department, and most recently in the Carol Jo Vecchi Women and Children’s Department and retired in 2014. She was also a Parish Nurse Specialist and worked for Harbor Lights Hospice. One of her greatest joys in life was children. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught many Sunday School classes and was involved with many youth programs. Susan and her husband enjoyed attending hockey games and “Acquire in the Fire”. She was an avid cook, loved crafting and enjoyed camping. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with those she loved.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, May 25, 2019 at First Southern Baptist Church in Beardstown. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 5-7 PM Friday, at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown.

Memorials have been suggested to the National Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.


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May 24, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory
515 State Street
Beardstown, IL 62618

Funeral Service
May 25, 2019

10:30 AM
First Southern Baptist Church
900 Grand Avenue
Beardstown, IL 62618


National Kidney Foundation
30 E. 33rd Street, New York NY 10016
Tel: 1-800-622-9010

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