Letah Sarah Simpson, 97, Frankfort, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Wesley Manor Retirement Community in Frankfort. She was born Dec. 12, 1915, in Corunna, Mich., the daughter of Roy and Margie Gerardy Rose. On Oct. 3, 1940, she married William James Simpson; he preceded her in death May 7, 2000.
Letah graduated from Owosso (Michigan) High School and received further training at Malone College, Kletzing College, Indiana Wesleyan and Indiana University. She served in pastorates with her husband in Marion, Galveston, Tipton, Rochester, Anderson, South Bend and Santa Fe.
Letah is survived by one son, Roy (Linda) Simpson; two daughters, Marleta (Larry) Newberg and Linda (Harry) Jones; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild born Wednesday.
In addition to her husband, Letah was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and six brothers.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the beginning of the service at 3 p.m. Saturday in Amanda Reid Memorial Chapel at Wesley Manor in Frankfort, with Pastor Jake Fisher and Pastor Barbara Kinsler officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort.
Memorials in Letah’s name may be made to Good Samaritan Fund at Wesley Manor or World Gospel Mission of Marion. Arrangements are entrusted to Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.