Gene Simpson

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Eugene Simpson, 81, passed away June 26, 2021, at The Maples Health & Rehabilitation, Springfield, MO. C. Eugene "Gene" Simpson, the firstborn child of Cecil and Irene (Gragg) Simpson, was born March 13, 1940, in Urich, MO. He graduated from Clinton High School and attended the University of Missouri. He married, moved to Kansas City for a short period, and then returned to Urich to farm with his dad. He and his wife, Kathryn Keith, were parents of three children, Mark Keith, Cheryl Lynn and Shelly Jean. He farmed and sold insurance for Bates County. Later he was an agent for the Mike Keith Insurance Agency in Clinton. In 1988, he married Dixie (Chipman) Powell and they lived in Clinton. Two years later they moved to Springfield, MO. Gene was an agent for Allied Insurance until retirement. Gene enjoyed square dancing, round dancing and western dancing. He enjoyed the trips he and Dixie took. They had many nice extended vacations here in the states and they also went to Germany and Ireland. He liked going to the resort in Golden, MO, where they had a trailer. He was devoted to their three Japanese Chin dogs. In addition to his wife Dixie and the above-named children, he leaves a sister, Dorothy Dunn of Urich and a brother, Delbert Simpson of Clinton. He leaves three grandchildren, Michael, Kayla, and Alexandria, as well as two great-grandchildren. Gene will be laid to rest in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. The family suggests contributions to Seasons Hospice, 1831 West Melville Rd, Springfield, MO, 65803.
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