Betty Myrtle Simpkins
Betty Myrtle Simpkins, 89, of Harlansburg Road, Slippery Rock, Scott Township, Lawrence County, passed away at 2 a.m. Monday at the Trinity Living Center, Grove City.
Born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 7, 1923, she was the daughter of Butch Wilhelm and May A. Young Wilhelm Zapf.
She graduated from Oliver High School in Pittsburgh as 24th in her class of 350. She had been a police officer
She was the owner of Chuck's Farm Market on Route 108, Scott Township, Lawrence County, where she made candy and baked goods and sold fruit and vegetables along with other farm market items.
She was a Protestant and a member of the ABBA Christian Center.
She loved to fish and was an awesome cook and baker. She was greatly loved by family and friends.
Surviving are four daughters, Darla May Harper (Robert) of Columbus, Ohio, Dixie Lee Reeder of New Castle, Denise Natzic of Slippery Rock and Antonnette Pearl Goldbach of Slippery Rock; one stepdaughter, Sandy Househalter of Volant; and two stepsons, Wayne Simpkins of Florida and Bruce Simpkins of Pittsburgh.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Pam and Jay Harper, Betty Jo Sharek and Micky Holmes, Chad Goldbach and Mark Daughtery, Tiffany Natzic and Wyatt Natzic; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Richard Zellner.
SIMPKINS - Betty Myrtle Simpkins passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. The family held a private memorial service. Arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock.