The Fort Scott Tribune
November 20, 1937

Blood Poisoning Fatal to Former Bourbon Countian in California

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Simpson, a former Bourbon County resident and a sister of Roy and Will Davis of Fort Scott and of Mrs. Myrtle Compton of Uniontown.

Mrs. Simpson, who was 49 old and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Davis, was born in Fort Scott. She had been in California for some time. Death resulted from a 2-days' illness of blood poisoning in the foot and she passed away at a hospital in San Rafael, Cal.

She leaves the following children: Fred and Edward Simpson and Mrs. R.W. Reaser, of Topeka; her husband,John L. Simpson, of Detroit, and two step-children, Leo Simpson of California and Theresa Dobbins of Tyler Texas.

The body is being brought to Fort Scott and funeral arrangements will be made later.

The Fort Scott Tribune
November 27, 1937

The Services Are Conducted by Baptist Pastor, the Rev. J.W. Bays

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Simpson were held yesterday at the Konantz chapel,conducted by the Rev J.W. Bays pastor of the First Baptist church. The funeral was attended by friends and relatives from Topeka as well as Fort Scott.

Mr. Bays read the first twelve verses of the fourteenth chapter of John and the obituary, and he offered a comforting prayer. He eulogized the Christian character of Mrs. Simpson in a brief discourse.

Earl Konantz, accompanied by James Quy, sang "Crossing The Bar" and "Shadows".

There was a beautiful array of floral tokens including the family casket block inscribed "Mother" and pieces from Fort Scott and Topeka friends.

Interment took place in the family lot in the Evergreen cemetery. The pallbearers were Thomas Sooper, Jack Stufflebeam, Peck Bolling, Lee Thomas, Wilmer Davis and Francis Simmons.

Out-of-town relatives here for the service were Edward Simpson and Mrs. R.W. Reaser of Topeka.

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