Edward R. Simpson
Edward R. Simpson, 76, of Marion Center, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at West Penn Hospital. The son of Thomas and Thelma (Hoopengardner) Simpson, he was born Nov. 1, 1939, in South Mahoning Township, Indiana County. Mr. Simpson was raised in the Marion Center area, attended Ambrose grade school and was a graduate of Marion Center Area High School. He was the owner and operator of E & S Service Station and also a self-employed truck driver who was a member of the Marion Center Presbyterian Church. Mr. Simpson liked being active and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He enjoyed the company of his dog, Ace, and will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Sandra L. (Lightcap) Simpson; three daughters, Beth (Frederick) Turner of Home, Karen (James) Ryen of Marion Center and Robin (Josh) Noerr of Punxsutawney; grandchildren Edward (Jurie) Turner, Alicia and Michael Turner, all of Home, Laken and Ty Ryen of Marion Center and Mason and Logan Noerr of Punxsutawney; a sister, Mary O'Keefe of Indiana; and his dog, Ace. Preceding Edward in death were his parents; a brother, William; a brother-in-law, Melvin O'Keefe; and a sister-in-law, Beulah Simpson. Friends were received on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana. An additional hour of viewing will be held at the Marion Center Presbyterian Church from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, at which time the funeral service will begin with Pastor Chris Enoch officiating. Interment will follow in the Gilgal Cemetery.
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