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Elizabeth "Betty" Simpson
Helena – Graveside services for Betty Simpson will be Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Jay Drawbridge officiating. Viewing will be Friday, October 23, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Betty was born January 1, 1937 to Henry R. Eck and Salome Penner Eck. She was the first new years’ baby in Major County. She attended Golden Valley School through the 8th grade and then attended Fairview High School graduating in 1954. She was an excellent student. She went to Gulf Coast Bible College in Houston. She moved back to Fairview in 1960 and worked for attorney, Joe Houk. Betty typed over 110 words per minute and was very fast at shorthand. She attended Church of God during this time. She was an excellent pianist and had a beautiful alto voice. She sang with her family, The Eck Family Singers, singing at benefits and church concerts. In 1972 she married James Simpson and lived in Helena, attending the Baptist Church. They had one daughter, Kari Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kerwin.

She is survived by daughter, Kari Roberts and husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Kinsy, Kort and Katera Roberts; step children, Janet Wohlgemut and Wayne Simpson; sisters, Gloria Fast and husband, Melvin, Marcia Hauenstein and Kathy Switzer and husband, Greg and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Cherokee School Music Department through the funeral home.

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Lanman Funeral Home Staff

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:Betty was one of my favorite people when she lived in Helena. I remember the first time I met her at the drugstore. She was wearing an all white outfit with a white hat this had to be in the late 70's or early 80's. Betty had the sweetest smile and the last time I visited her she still had that smile. I am so sorry for your loss.
Elaine Jones

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