Ruth Delores (Click) Simpson, 83, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 6, 1925, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Jan. 27, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo.
She was the daughter of George Arthur Click and Nancy Jane Reynolds Click.
On Feb. 14, 1942, she was married to Daniel Max Simpson, who preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1978. To this union four children were born: Barbara A. Simpson of Alton, Becky Gibbs of Van Buren, Mo., Betty Blankenship of Alton, and Danny Simpson of Alton.
She was employed at the Alton School as head cook for several years. She was a Christian and an active member of the Victory Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by: her four children, Barbara A. Simpson, Becky Gibbs and husband Wayne, Betty Blankenship and husband Bill, Danny Simpson and wife Fay; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; two brothers, James Weldon Click Sr., and William Amos Click; and one sister, Ruby Marietta Click Rulo; and an infant sister, Gladys Click.
Services were held Jan. 31 at the Clary Funeral Home in Alton, with Bro. Matthew Todd, Bro. Garland Barton and Bro. Jason Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Bailey Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton.
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