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Betty Simpson Prince, the beloved wife of Louis Morris Prince, the loving mother of Betty Lou Prince and Suzanne Simpson Prince Quinn, grandmother of Kevin Prince Quinn, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clifford Simpson of Greenwich Connecticut. She is also survived by her son-in-law Dell Williamson, Cincinnati, step-grandchildren Eliza Williamson, Chicago, Andrew Williamson of Portland Oregon, nephew Clifford Simpson Peters of Bellows Falls VT and niece, Mrs. Walter Durniak of Greenwich Ct. Died on August 6, 2012 at the age of 91.
Mrs. Prince attended the Ursuline School and graduated from the Ethel Walker School. After moving to Cincinnati in 1946 she volunteered at the Childrens' Hospital and the Cincinnati Art Museum. She lived in Indian Hill and served on the Altar Guild of the Indian Hill Church where she also taught Sunday School. She was on many Boards. The Fresh Air Farm (now Camp Stepping Stones), the Three Arts Scholarship Fund, The Junior League of Cincinnati, and Saint Peter Claver Latin School for Boys (Advisory). She was also an Associate Trustee of Sulgrave Manor in England, and she served as President of the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Ohio. She was a lineal descendent of Elder John Strong. The family estate of her grandfather, Thomas Simpson, still stands in Borrowdale, England. The estate was featured in a novel "Rogue Harries" by Hugh Walpole. The Simpsons were the first family in the environs of Borrowdale to own an automobile. Mrs. Prince had been a member of Skytop Club in Pennsylvania, as was her father since the Club inception in 1930. The Funeral Service will take place at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Avenue in Terrace Park at 11 AM on Monday August 13th. Memorials may be sent to The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Ohio for Kemper House, @Mrs. Addison Clipson, 720 Oak Street, Cincinnati 45246, or to Saint Peter Claver Latin School for Boys, P.O. Box 14686, Cincinnati, 45250-0686 . Condolences may be expressed at www.GilliganFuneralHomes.com.
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, 2012