Dorothy R. Simpson, 91, of Dover, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.


Friends of the late Dorothy R. Simpson, 91, of Dover, may call on the family beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, a the Presbyterian Church of Dover, 54 S. State St., Dover, where services will be held at 11 a.m.

Mrs. Simpson died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, attended by her son, Alan, and her cat, Muffy. She had been living independently at her home for 13 years.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Laura Roth.

Mrs. Simpson spent her summers in her family home in Ocean City, N.J.

She graduated from Overbrook High School, Philadelphia and in 1940 married Thomas Hood Simpson and moved to Delaware. She worked at the Wanamaker’s Department Store in Wilmington and later at the former Bank of Delaware in Dover.

A lifelong Presbyterian, Mrs. Simpson served as a deacon at the Presbyterian Church of Dover.

She enjoyed watching the Phillies and spending time with her family and friends. She was a devoted wife and wonderful mother and her family and friends will miss her. Her favorite expression was, “Always leave them laughing.”

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Thomas Hood Simpson; her brother, Howard Roth; and her sister, Lillian Cox.

Mrs. Simpson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Alan H. and Catherine Simpson; a grandson, Douglas H. Simpson and his wife Jane; two great-grandsons, Thomas and John; and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery on South Governors Avenue, Dover.
Arrangements are by the Torbert Funeral Home, Dover.

Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.