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1949 Jean Simpson 2021

Jean Simpson

May 8, 1949 — December 30, 2021

Jean Louise Simpson (Sis), passed away peacefully December 30, 2021, at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston, Texas. Jean chose to be cremated. A graveside service is pending at this time. Her interment will be at the Riesel Cemetery, Hwy 6, Riesel, TX.
Jean was born May 8th, 1949 in Waco Texas. She is preceded in death by: her father, John Henry Kuehl, mother, Dorothy Ann Louise Sager Kuehl both of Houston, Texas, formally of Riesel, Texas and husband, David Simpson, formally of Ohio, and sister-in-law, Cathy Kuehl. She is survived by two younger brothers, John Robert Kuehl of Falls City and David Wayne Kuehl, wife, Jeanie, of Houston, Texas; beloved nieces and nephew, Lindy Kuehl Jones, husband, Chris, of McKinney, Chad Kuehl, of Houston, Anne Kuehl Robinson, husband, Brad, of Dallas, and Kelli Kuehl Irwin, husband Sam, of Huntsville and many cousins. Jean had a very special love for her great-nephews and great-niece: Conner, Ethan, Owen, Haley, Aiden and Jack. She had a very special place in her heart for her great-nephew, Conner, who brighten her days with his visits, prior to the age of Covid.
Jean grew up in Riesel, Texas, for the first 19 years of life, until her marriage to Jerry Holder, where they made their home at the Mart Y. Her parents had a house moved onto the property as a wedding present. It became a family affair to remodel the house. Through the years they added a barn/workshop, and henhouse. Sis was very creative, she gifted handmade needlepoint, crochet and embroidery items to friends and family over the years.
Sis inherited the great traits from her parents of hard work, determination, dependability, and was extremely organized! Her work career included working at the Turkey Plant in Marlin, later worked for Plantation Foods in Waco, who sold out to Cargill, where she worked till the side effects of MS ended her ability to continue employment. Following Sis's disability, she remained at home until she became unable to live independently. The Mart Nursing Home, became her new home for the next 10+ years, where she was able to visit with friends and loved ones from her hometown. She was again uprooted from her "home" suddenly when Mart NH closed its doors overnight! When Mart closed, Sis was ready to come to Houston, where she lived for the next 10 years at GraceCare Nursing Home/Northpointe Nursing Home until she was taken to Willowbrook Methodist Hospital early Christmas morning. Sis passed peacefully following a stroke and NON Covid pneumonia early morning, on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
To sum up Jean's life her brother, Robert stated, “She was and is, a true Pioneer Woman who never let adversity get her down. She had True Grit, a bit of a Stubborn Streak, Great Common Sense and a Heart as Big as Texas."
Sis had a strong faith in the Lord, drawing on that faith to see her through the many trials of life she endured, including undiagnosed dyslexia most of her school years. She kept her membership through the years at Mart Lutheran Church, in Mart, TX.
Jean had a special place in her heart for children, especially those with Special Needs. In that regard if you chose to send a memorial please consider: Camp Blessing, 7277 Camp Blessing Ln., Brenham, TX, Down Syndrome Assoc. of Houston, Tx, 7115 W Tidwell Rd. Bldg K, Suite 106, Houston, TX 77092; The Dyslexia Initiative, 4013 Pecan Meadow Dr., McKinney TX 75071; Sunny Glen Children’s Home, 2385 W. Expy 83, San Benito, TX 78586; or a memorial of your choice.
The family would like to express our thanks to Jean's nurses and caregivers-many who she considered family. Special thanks to Family Circle 5, especially JC, Martha, and Ryan from the church of Christ in Champions, who blessed Jean with treats, visits and many cards over the past several years.
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