Official Obituary of

Nancy Jane Simpson

November 22, 1933 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Nancy Simpson Obituary

Nancy Jane Simpson, 90, a longtime resident of Burlington, peacefully passed away in her home on Thursday, February 29, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on November 22, 1933, in Tulsa, OK, Nancy was the cherished daughter of Ed and Elizabeth Mae Roglitz. On November 1, 1978, she entered into marriage with Frederick Byrd Simpson in Reno, NV.

Nancy was affectionately known as an "Okie" with a fiery spirit. She was renowned for her candid nature, always speaking her mind with honesty and integrity. Despite her occasional orneriness and unfiltered opinions, she possessed a heart of gold and exhibited boundless generosity, touching the lives of many through her random acts of kindness. 

Nancy found great joy in gathering with loved ones for spirited card and board games, her favorites including spite & malice, hand & foot, cribbage, backgammon, and zilch. She cherished moments spent poring over family photographs and relished in the company of her children and grandchildren.

Music was her constant companion, a symphony that colored her days with joy. Country songs, in particular, held a special place in her heart, and she could often be found lost in the rhythm as her favorite tunes echoed through the house. For Nancy, these simple pleasures were the essence of happiness.

Nancy leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. She is survived by her devoted husband of 45 years, Fred Simpson; her daughter, Michelle Sandoval and husband, Rick; four sons, Vernon Baker and wife Daleyn, Stephen Baker, Phillip Baker and wife Candy, Keevin Simpson and wife Jaena; son-in-law, Mike Narez; as well as 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She now joins her departed daughter, ReDanna Jean Narez, who eagerly awaited her in the afterlife.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during visitation hours from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, March 15, 2024, at Prugh Funeral Service located at 3940 Division Street.

A funeral service honoring Mrs. Simpson's life will commence at 11:00 AM on the same day at Prugh Funeral Service. Following the service, Nancy will be laid to rest at Aspen Grove Cemetery. A gathering for food and fellowship will take place in the community room at Prugh Funeral Service immediately following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Burlington Area Homeless Shelter at and Transitions DMC at, in memory of Nancy.

Prugh Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements.

To share cherished memories, offer condolences, and explore a photo tribute dedicated to Nancy, please visit her obituary page at

As we bid farewell to Nancy Jane, her parting words echo in the hearts of all who hold her dear: "Don't worry, be happy, because everything's lovely and the goose hangs high!"

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March 15, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division Street
Burlington, IA 52601

Funeral Service
March 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division Street
Burlington, IA 52601

Graveside Service
March 15, 2024

12:00 PM
Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa


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