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Janet Elizabeth Wilkinson Simpson

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SIMPSON, JANET ELIZABETH WILKINSON, 72, passed away Saturday March 29, 2014 at home with family at her side.

She was born in Arlington, VA. August 24, 1941 and attended the University of Arkansas. Janet was a 50 year member of Psi Iota Xi, a philanthropic sorority for speech and hearing, serving as national president from 1985-1986. Mayor Harvey Slone proclaimed June 19, 1986 Janet Simpson Day in recognition of her accomplishments with Psi Iota Xi.

Janet worked at Atlas Metal Products for 21 years. She was a Kentucky Colonel, Charter member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Girl Scout Leader, Great Books teacher, served on the board of the YWCA, and a docent of The Brennan House. She was also an accomplished painter, knitter, and calligrapher. Janet never met a stranger and engaged in conversation with everyone she met.

Her caring personality will be sorely missed. She is preceded in death by her mother, Elise, father, Charles, stepmother, Irene, stepfather, Joe, and brother Chuck.

She leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Robert H. Simpson, daughters, Kim Brady (Michael), Lauri Simpson (Pam), Becky Seger (Jeff), son, Bob Simpson (Barbara), and her beloved grandchildren Jacob Wiseman, Alex and Cameron Simpson, Ben and Emma Seger. She is also survived by brothers, Joe Pendley, Freddie Greene, and Ron Wilkinson.

The family is eternally grateful for the kindness and assistance of Linda and Greg Berent, Wanda and Jim York, and Hosparus.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church 1826 Edenside Avenue with burial to follow in Calvary cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Pearson's 149 Breckenridge Lane.

Memorials may be made to St. Xavier High School Scholarship Fund or Hosparus.


Published in The Courier-Journal from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2014
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