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Clara Gayle Simpson

Clara Gayle Simpson, 85, died on Dec. 8, 2018, in Bowling Green, OH, after a long illness.

She was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Wheeling, West Virginia, to the late Norwood Goudy and Bessie Goddard Goudy.

She was happily married to the late Kenneth Nyle Simpson for 57 years before his demise in 2011. They enjoyed many trips together in the U.S. and abroad. Both were avid photographers.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Lou Cronin (John) in Pinellas Park, FL

She was a loving mother and grandmother to her sons and their families and especially to Brad.

She is also survived by her sons, Bruce Simpson, Columbus, OH, Gregory Simpson and wife, Susan Clanton, Weston, OH, Wayne Simpson, Reinholds, PA and Brad Simpson, Weston, OH, four grandchildren, Kaitlin Simpson and husband, Andrew Moore, of Augusta, GA, Gayle Simpson of Lebanon, PA, Morgan Simpson of Greensboro, NC and Matthew Simpson of Myerstown, PA and two great-grandchildren.

Clara was a graduate of Warwood High School and went on to obtain her Bachelors in Education from West Liberty University and Masters in Education from West Virginia University. She taught third and fourth grade in Wheeling for 33 years at Webster Elementary School and Ritchie Elementary.

Before her illness, she was an active member of the National Road Church of Christ in Wheeling.

Special thanks to the staff of Visiting Angels in Wheeling for the care they provided Gayle.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003, 304-277- 2722 with Mr. John Wright officiating.

In loving memory of Gayle, please consider a donation to Russell Nesbitt Services, Inc., 431 Fulton St., Wheeling, WV, 26003.