Betty Simpson, 79, of Columbia, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at her home after several months illness. She was born on Feb. 7, 1938 in Burkesville and was the daughter of the late Russell and Ruby Bean Bowen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Robert Simpson on Oct. 18, 1998 and one grandchild, Gracie Lee Doyle. She is survived by three sons, Ricky (June) Simpson of Columbia, Stevie (Beverly Curry) Simpson of Russell Springs and Terry (Mary Ellen) Simpson of Columbia; two daughters, Carol (Jim) Doyle of Columbia and Patricia McClister of Columbia; one brother, Bobby Bowen of Florida; nine grandchildren, Bradley Burton, Tracey Simpson, Leah Simpson, Jessica Simpson, Britney Bunch, Taylor Bunch, Hannah Antle, Jered Giles and Cody Giles; and two great-grandchildren, Braylee Corbin and Kenidee Burton. Betty attended Bloomington Chapel Church and was a homemaker. Funeral service was Wednesday, May 24 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating and interment in Haven Hill Cemetery. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Visit www.stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.