Enid Lucille “Lucy” Simpson passed into her heavenly home Wednesday, June, 12, 2019. 

I Corinthians 15: 55 & 57 “Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting? But thanks be too God! He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

She was born Oct. 11, 1933, to Perry Arthur Sr. and Florence Ellen (Brown) Hockersmith in Advance. She graduated from New Market High School in 1951. She then graduated from Home Hospital School of Nursing in 1954 with a registered nursing degree. She began working at Culver Union Hospital then moving to the present St. Franciscan Hospital, retiring in 2000. She was a caregiver to many. 

She married Austin Merle Simpson on Aug. 26, 1956, at Freedom Baptist Church. He preceded her in death Aug. 22, 2013. She was a member of Browns Valley Christian Church. She loved being with her family, gardening, reading, cooking and was a fierce card player. She loved to travel with her loving husband visiting all 50 states, as well as Canada.

She is survived by four daughters, Sallie (Russell) Hester of rural Ladoga, Peggy (Bradley) Grayson of New Market, Patti (James) McCollum and Polly (Larry) Rhoads, both of rural Crawfordsville; son Brad (Ellen) Simpson of New Market; 11 grandchildren, Brian (Megan) Hester, Todd (Morgan) Hester, Brook (Clay) Jones, Brandon (Wendi) Grayson, Debbie (Dennis O’Bryan) Hamilton, Kayla Rhoads, Lacey (Chris) Ogle, Kristopher Rhoads, Austin and Elijah Simpson and Thomas (Karlie Harwood) Lowman; 11 great-grandchildren, Hailey, Hannah, Sawyer, Sydney, Archer, Audri, Keaton, Julien, Jethro, Jericho and Tad; sister Elizabeth (Donald) Simpson of Crawfordsville; two brothers, Darrell (Barbara) Hockersmith of Colorado and James Michael (Glenda) Hockersmith of Alabama; and three sisters-in-law, Lola “Sissy” Shermer, Carolyn Simpson, both of Crawfordsville, and Virginia Simpson of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin; her parents; and two brothers, Basil and Perry Arthur Jr. “Icky” Hockersmith.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, June 16 at Browns Valley Christian Church, 9011 State Road 47, Crawfordsville. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17 at Browns Valley Christian Church, with Pastors David Finch and Brandon Grayson officiating. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Browns Valley Christian Church.

Share memories and condolences online at sandersfuneralcare.com.

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