Derwood Neunlist Simpson (1926 - 2015)

Derwood Neunlist Simpson
1926 - 2015
updated February 06, 2019
Derwood Neunlist Simpson, father to 2 children, was born on January 7, 1926 in . He was born to Berniece Turnbull Simpson and Marvin Llewellyn Simpson. He married Ida Kelly and Derwood died. They gave birth to Pamela Sue Bear and Kevin Michael Simpson. Derwood died on March 2, 2015 in Missouri at 89 years of age. We know that Derwood Neunlist Simpson had been residing in 13511 East 39 Street Court South, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri United States 64055-3317.

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13511 East 39 Street Court South, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri United States 64055-3317
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at Floral Hills Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Boulevard, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States 64133
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Troy High School, Troy, Missouri


Insurance Agent, Farm Bureau Insurance, Independence, Missouri

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Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, Independence, Missouri

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United States Navy
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Jul 6, 1906 - Nov 22, 1993
Nov 1, 1906 - Jul 15, 1969



Derwood Neunlist Simpson & Ida Mae (Kelly) Simpson

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May 10, 1929 - Unknown


Jan 15, 1950 - Unknown
Nov 20, 1957 - Oct 22, 1993


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Derwood N. Simpson, 89, of Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, March 2, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, 15200 E. 39th St. S., Independence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, at the church.

Derwood was born on January 7, 1926, to Berniece Turnbull and Marvin Simpson. He graduated from Troy High School in 1944 and went straight into the Navy. At age 20, he married Ida Mae Kelly. Over the next 40+ years, he was an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance, where he won many trips to places like Haiti, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Italy and France. After retirement, Derwood and Ida traveled in their RV across the U.S. including Alaska. Derwood was a faithful member of Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon for several years. In addition to traveling, he loved to watch his grandkids play sports as well as root on the Royals and MU Tigers. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Derwood was preceded in death by his parents and son, Kevin.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ida Mae; daughter, Pamela Bear; 3 grandkids, Kelly Gutierrez (Paul), Kris Bear (Kari) and Brandon Simpson; and 5 great-grandkids, Michaela, Micheia, Kevin and Malia Gutierrez and Brock Bear.

Condolences may be left at [external link].

Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City, 816-353-1218.

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Floral Hills Funeral Home and Floral Hills Cemetery
7000 BLUE RIDGE BLVD Kansas City, MO 64133
(816) 353-1218

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In 1926, in the year that Derwood Neunlist Simpson was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1952, by the time he was 26 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1975, when he was 49 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1984, Derwood was 58 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

In 1993, by the time he was 67 years old, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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