Lucille Simpson

Mrs. Lucille Simpson, 80, 1317 Epworth Lane, Lakeside, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Home, Port Clinton, where she had lived since 1980.

She was born Dec. 8, 1906 in Crawford County, a daughter of James L. and Jessie Hartman Morrow.

On June 7, 1937, she was married to Gregg J. Pennington and he preceded her in death Nov. 4, 1961. Her second marriage, April 21, 1964, was to Virt A. Simpson and he preceded her in death Sept. 18, 1982.

Mrs. Simpson graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1928 and a Bachelor of Music degree in 1929. She studied with Beryl Rubenstein in Cleveland. She had been organist for First Presbyterian church and choir director and assistant organist for First English Lutheran church, was accompanist for the Pennsylvania Railroad men's chorus and assistant accompanist for the Master Singers of Mansfield and assistant organist for Lakeside Methodist church, where she was a member. She was also a member of Harmony Chapter Order of Eastern Stars, Crestline; a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu and Phi Sigma Mu sororities and was listed in Who's Who in American Music.

Mrs. Simpson retired in 1974 after 40 years service in the Crestline public school system where she served as band director, choir director, supervisor of music programs and director of plays.

She is survived by a son, Jim Pennington, Marblehead; a step-son Sydney Simpson, and a step-daughter, Mrs. James (Sandy) Plew, both of Mansfield, and four step grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Volz officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the music department of the Crestline high school in care of the funeral home.

--Crestline Advocate, Crestline, OH, Wednesday, September 30, 1987