Thomas M. Simpson, age 89 of Nevada, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a short illness. He was born on Jan. 9, 1915, in Tipton, Mo., to Thomas A. Simpson and Matilda Dueber Simpson. He was married to Maxine Hartzfeld on Nov. 17, 1977, in Butler, and she survives of the home.
Mr. Simpson grew up in Tipton, Mo., and attended school there. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Nevada. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe from 1942 to 1945. Mr. Simpson lived in Nevada for the past 28 years. He was self-employed most of his life as a farmer, truck driver and a carpenter.
In addition to his wife Maxine, survivors include one step-daughter, Nola Hartzfeld, Nevada; three step grandchildren, Jim Hartzfeld, Marietta, Ga., Kim McNeley, Kansas City, Mo., and Kendall Hartzfeld, Nevada; and four step great-grandchildren, Grant and Carlin McNeley, and Jillian and Kenneth Hartfeld.
Graveside services were be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Newton Burial Park in Nevada, with the Rev. Anthony Pileggi officiating.
A rosary service was held at the funeral home Friday at 7 p.m. The family received friends after the rosary service until 8:30 p.m.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.