Obituary: Willa Simpson


A funeral service for Willa Jean Simpson, 89, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3 (today), in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ms. Simpson died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at her home.

Willa Tipton was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Harris, Mo., the daughter of William and Wineva (McLin) Tipton.

She retired from Ralston Purina in 1985 after 35 years of service.

Her hobbies were gardening, going to the casinos and concerts with friends, and traveling with her sister.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Sue Vasques and Benita Simpson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Betty (Jay) Stiff and Bonnie (Bob) Rowland; and her brother, Billy (Pat) Tipton.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Hobart; and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at