Dawn Simpson, 64, McPherson: Jan. 15, 1953 – April 5, 2017

MCPHERSON, Kan. – Dawn Simpson, 64, of McPherson, Kan., passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, while in the company of her sons, at Piedmont Athens Medical Center, Athens, Ga. Dawn was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Jan. 15, 1953, a daughter of Frances (Price) and Causen Aubrey Anderson.

Dawn attended Keller grade school, and graduated from Keller High School, Keller, Texas. She then attended Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kan., and graduated from Friends University, Wichita, Kan., with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Dawn was a homemaker and took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. She began working for Sterling Drug when it opened and worked for 30 years as a production supervisor and quality assurance. Most recently, Dawn was working for CAI as a quality control consultant. Dawn enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends, being outdoors with nature, traveling, and reading.

Dawn Anderson was united in marriage to Fred Simpson on Dec. 17, 1983, in McPherson. Fred died on June 11, 2011.

Dawn is survived by her children, Travis Corwin and his wife, Julie, of McAllen, Texas, Jeremy Corwin, McPherson, Dustin Simpson and his wife, Melissa, of South Carolina, Jennifer Holguin and her husband, Mathew, Carbondale, Kan., and Heather Peterson and her husband, Mark, Lyndon, Kan.; brother, Andy Anderson and his wife, Kathy, Cross Plains, Texas; 13 grandchildren, Austin Corwin, Caden Corwin, Brayden Soper, Breckyn Whitton, Brynna Whitton, Abigail Howlett, Cole Simpson, Ashton Simpson, Naomi Simpson, Sienna Simpson, Logan Zieber, Colton Zieber, and Ethan Holguin; two great-grandchildren, Llayton D’Agostino and Benjamin D’Agostino; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

Dawn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Simpson; and a brother, Aubrey Lee Anderson.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, with the family present 5-7 p.m., at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, with Pastor Dick Reynolds Jr. officiating. The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Baylor College of Medicine Department of Neurology for stroke research, sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460.

Condolences can be left at www.gliddenedigerfuneral.com.


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