Derwood Neunlist Simpson (1926 - 2015)

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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 Marvin Llewellyn Simpson and Berniece Turnbull Simpson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. 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.


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Derwood Neunlist Simpson

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Derwood Simpson was born on in United States


Derwood Simpson died on in Missouri United States

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at Floral Hills Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Boulevard, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States


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13511 East 39 Street Court South, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri United States


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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Marvin Llewellyn Simpson
Nov 1, 1906 - Jul 15, 1969
Berniece Turnbull Simpson
Jul 6, 1906 - Nov 22, 1993
Chillicothe, MO, United States

Derwood Neunlist Simpson & Ida Mae (Kelly) Simpson

Derwood Neunlist Simpson


Ida Mae (Kelly) Simpson
Born: May 10, 1929
Independence, MO, United States


Pamela Sue Bear
Born: Jan 15, 1950
Independence, MO, United States
Kevin Michael Simpson
Nov 20, 1957 - Oct 22, 1993
Independence, MO, United States


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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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1926 - 2015 World Events

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In 1926, in the year that Derwood Neunlist Simpson was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1933, he was merely 7 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1952, Derwood was 26 years old when 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 1960, at the age of 34 years old, Derwood was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1998, Derwood was 72 years old when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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