Lena Simpson

Lena Simpson

HOOPESTON – Lena M. Simpson, 88, of Hoopeston, formerly of Wellington, passed away at 11:14 a.m. Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

She was born March 23, 1924, in Hoopeston, to Luther R. and Mary Boston Hensley. She married John F. Simpson on July 28, 1966. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2004.

She is survived by her God Child, Mary Lacine; and special friends, John (Kay) Carlson, Jay (Darla) Carlson, Julie (Stephen) Lacine and Joni (Matt) Morgeson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Barbara Ann Wilson.

Lena was the owner and operator of Simpson Farms. She enjoyed golf, music, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and was proud to have seen the first night game at Wrigley Field. Lena also liked to spend her winters in the warm Florida weather.

Per Lena's wishes, no services will be held. Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Danville. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Memories, photos and video of Lena may be shared at her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.