Lois I. Simpson Galloway, 81, of Romney died at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at St. Mary Healthcare, Lafayette, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Aug. 4, 1938, in Lake County, to Maurice and Vera Fox Simpson. She married Phil Galloway on March 17, 1957, at Newtown. He preceded her in death Feb. 16, 2000.

Lois graduated from Richland Township High School with the class of 1956. She and Phil moved to Romney in 1957 and operated the Standard Service Station and later they opened the Western Auto Store in Lafayette. In 1978 Lois and Phil began farming family farmland near Newtown. Following Phil’s death she continued to operate the farm with her nephew Brian. Lois had attended the Newtown Community Church

Lois enjoyed bingo, fishing trips and traveling. Farming was a great source of joy, especially harvest time when her family was assisting. There was much work but lots of laughs. Lois was kind and quick-witted but a rather private person.

Surviving are: sister Nancy Cash of Lafayette; brother Curt Simpson of Champaign, Illinois; niece Annette (Mike) McCrone of Georgetown; nephews, Jeff Higgins of Waynetown, Brian (Becky) Higgins of rural Veedersburg and Matthew (Heather) Simpson of Paxton; great-nieces and great-nephews, Johnna (Joe Melin) Higgins, Tiffany and Kaylee Willhite, Ashin Morris, Aubrie Morris, Zackary (Kaitlyn) Higgins, Tyler McCrone, Alex McCrone and Noah Crose; and great-great-nephew Gavin Melin.

Preceding her in death were her parents and husband Phil.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with Pastor Mike Parks officiating at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Romney. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Newtown Community Church. 

Visit www.familyandfiendsfh.com to sign the guest book or leave a condolence.

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