Patricia Ann (Kolb) Simpson, departed this earthly life Thursday evening, February 21, 2019 in the Hartville Care Center in Hartville, Missouri at the age of 86years, 11 months, and 3 days.
She is the daughter of Russell C. and Betty Jane (Ward) Kolb, and was born on March 18, 1932.
On November 8, 1952, Pat was united in marriage to James Simpson and the two were together until his passing in 2008.
Pat is preceded in death by her loving husband, James; her parents; a son, Rusty Simpson; a daughter, Karen Clark; a sister, Marlene Macalvani; and a grandson, Ryan Simpson.
Pat is survived by her four sons, James Simpson Jr. and his wife Mary, of Clinton, Iowa, Terry Simpson of Grovespring, Missouri, Robert Simpson and his wife Jeanie, of Springfield, Missouri, and Bruce Harrison of Chickaloon, Alaska; nine grandchildren, Sheila Coble, Josh Simpson, Marta Duff, Javen Simpson, Alana Simpson, Sarah Clark, Gavin Clark, Kari Clark, and Jerry Clark; eleven great-grandchildren, a host of cousins, other relatives, and many caring friends.
Pat was born and raised in Minnesota and graduated from McGregor High School in 1950. Two short years later, she met and fell in love with James Simpson and they were wed on November 8 of 1952. Shortly after they were married, they moved to Alaska and started a family. After all the kids were grown, Pat and James decided to retire and move to the Hartville area where they stayed and made a new home.
Pat was saved at an early age and attended the First United Methodist Church until James’ passing. She then later attended the Little Creek Baptist Church as often as she could.
Pat was very interested in genealogy and was a charter member of the Lebanon Genealogy Foundation in Lebanon, Missouri. She had traced her lineage back to the colonies and the Revolutionary War and became a member of the Daughters of the Colonies and Daughters of the Revolution. Genealogy and history meant the world to Pat. Pat was a loving mother not only to her children, but also to the children she fostered and helped them find a new home. She was a compassionate woman that loved and cherished her family. We celebrate her wonderful life and will always remember the many memories she created.
Funeral service will be 2:00P.M. – Sunday, March 3, 2019 at McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in McGregor. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home & Cremation Services in McGregor.