Carol Elizabeth Simpson, age 78 of Mason City, Illinois, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away at 1:03 AM, September 9, 2020 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois.
Carol was born on March 10, 1942 in Clinton, Iowa, to the late Lester LaVerne and Gladys Adella (Thomas) Larsen. On October 5, 1963 she married James Gordon Simpson and he preceded her in death on September 26, 2014. Carol was a member of the Buena Vista Community Church and formerly served on the Harrisburg Golden Circle Senior Citizens Council. Carol and James were each other’s worlds; they loved to travel together to Southern Gospel Concerts and Quartet Conventions in the Smokey Mountains as well as other places. They were also avid Cardinal Baseball Fans and enjoyed watching all kinds of sporting events on television.
Carol is survived by her daughter, Cindy Bergman and husband, Craig of Mason City, Illinois; sister-in-law, LeAnn Larsen of Welton, Iowa; special niece, Pat Torode and husband, Brian of Goose Lake, Iowa; special great nephews, Tom Torode and Dan Torode of Centerville, Utah; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Carol was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Larsen.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Ingram Hill Cemetery. Rev. Biff Moore will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Buena Vista Community Church or the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation and envelopes will be available at the cemetery.
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