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“Such fond memories of a beautiful soul. From her babysitting me to riding the bus. I was the first one on and the last one off. We had a lot of great...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Morgan - Walkerton, IN

“On behalf of the entire staff of Navarre I.C. I offer sincere prayers for Mrs. SImpson and the entire Dennie family. I have memories of Carlene...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Michelle Widawski - South Bend, IN

“We are very sorry for her loss. We are keeping her whole family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: James and Gretchen Nieb - TN

“We send our sympathy to the whole family. The world was a betterplace with Carlene in it! ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Bill and Eileen Cameron - FL

“Rest in Peace ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Wanda Soto - North Lauderdale, FL

“Thank you for raising an incredible daughter, Dorene. You'll always live through her! Prayers to your family. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Krystin Carlson - friend

“The Angels welcomed her and Heaven is Celebrating. Light and Love to those she will be waiting for when their early sojourn is complete. Much Love...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mona Loniewski - Sin City, AZ

“Lovely lady with a great smile and a great sense of humor. She will be missed so much. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Murphy Kerr - Jeffersonville, IN

“Diane, I have no idea what you must be going through in losing what I think is one of the most important compasses in your life.Let the memories of...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Cindi Koppenhofer Wicks

“Carlene was the best sister and second mother to me having lost our mother when I was 17. She taught and helped me through many things in life. She...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Smith Hussey - Augusta, GA

“Carlene was a special lady. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. Many memories with this great lady. She will be missed. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Betty Brandt- Looney - Argos, IN

“Prayers and love to you all. Aunt Carlene will be missed by all. May god be with all of you ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry dawn Houp - Lancaster, KY

“For some weird reason there are some adults in the area that I just don't feel right calling them by their first name..Mrs. Simpson was one of those...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: kathy cooper - Walkerton, IN


Carlene Edith Simpson, 80, passed away in her home on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 .
Carlene was born May 1, 1937 in Valparaiso, IN to Carl G. and Dorthy P. (Taggart) Smith and lived in the area for 45 years, coming from Valparaiso. She was a member of the Koontz Lake Missionary Church and a retired bus driver with the Oregon-Davis School Corporation.
On September 3, 1958, in Valparaiso, IN, she was married to John Simpson, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Diane Simpson of South Bend and Dorene (Rick) Dennie of North Liberty; one son, Robert (Connie) Simpson of Salt Lick, KY; five grandchildren, Shon Simpson, Sam (Jordyn) Simpson, Anna Dennie, Cameron Dennie and Allie Dennie; two great grandchildren, Dominick Byrd and Sawyer Simpson; one sister, Nancy Hussey of Augusta, GA; and one brother, David (Debbie) Smith of Chesterton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shirley Smith and brother-in-law, Roy Hussey.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the Koontz Lake Missionary Church. Carlene wanted a brief service followed by a time of food, fellowship and reminiscing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Koontz Lake Missionary Church.
Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake is handling arrangements.

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