Connie Lea Simpson, 68
Connie Lea Simpson, 68, of Gainesville, died April 2, 2020, in Nixa, surrounded by family. Due to the current health risks associated with large gatherings, a come-and-go visitation was held Monday, April 6, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. A graveside service was held April 7 in the Clear Springs Cemetery near Dawt.
She was born May 23, 1951, in West Plains, the daughter of Rudolph Clarence and Louise Maxine Stillions Martin. She was a 1969 graduate of Gainesville High School. She grew up in Tecumseh and moved to Gainesville in the mid-1980s. She spent many years serving the community as an income maintenance supervisor with Ozark County Family Services and helped many families. She was a kind, loving and sweet mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her two children, Brian K. Simpson and wife Nancy of Nixa, and Tina L. Frieze and husband Terry of Gainesville; three grandchildren, Stone and Harper Jane Simpson of Nixa, and Weston Frieze of Gainesville; one sister, Myra Sissell and husband James; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Phillip Martin; and one sister, Lola Tomaszeuski.
Memorial contributions may to be made to the American Cancer Society.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.