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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Nathalie ‘Nan’ Mae Simpson

  • Nathalie "Nan" Mae Simpson, 83, of McPherson, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, while in the company of family members at Cedars House.
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  • Nathalie "Nan" Mae Simpson, 83, of McPherson, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, while in the company of family members at Cedars House.
    Nathalie "Nan" was born on Sept. 5, 1930, in Springfield, Mo., daughter of Eunice V. (Gilbert) and Vernon V. Brown.
    Nan attended the Osborne grade schools and graduated in 1948 from Osborne High School, Osborne.  She then attended Kansas State University.
    She was a member of First United Methodist Church McPherson, where she taught kindergarten and Sunday school.
    Nan was a homemaker and worked for Farmers Alliance Insurance Company prior to working for the National Cooperative Refinery Association as a computer operator until her retirement in 1993.
    Nan was a member of the McPherson HDU and American Legion Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed sports both live and on TV, going on walks, reading, sewing, needle point, traveling and sightseeing and spending time with her friends just talking and sharing together.
    Nan is survived by her children: Debbie Dent and husband Paul, of Overland Park, and Jeff "Puck" Simpson and wife Suzi, of Hutchinson; three grandchildren, Michael Dent, of Seoul, South Korea, Mark Dent, of State College, Pa., and Rachel Dent, of Mission, Kan.; three step-grandchildren, Sara Nyland and husband Terry, of Olathe, Russell Bomberger and wife Christy, of Olathe, and William "Billy" Bomberger and wife Sarah, of Wichita; eight step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
    Nan was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lois M. Garrison; her brother-in-law, James T. Garrsion.
    Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Glidde -Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.
    The funeral service was at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, McPherson, with Reverend Quentin Bennett officiating.
    Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Osborne Cemetery Osborne with Reverend Harold E. Nelson.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Isis Shrine, Salina, Kan., or the McPherson Special Olympics, and they can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.
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