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Vonda Lee Simpson was born on April 9, 1932 in Yonkers, Okla. to Odes Ray and Ida May (Jenkins) Anderson. She died Thursday, Oct. 20, at her home at the age of 84.

Vonda attended Lone Star and Locust Grove schools. She and Ernest Paul Simpson were united in marriage. He preceded his wife in death in 1991. Except for some time working crops out of state, Vonda lived most of her life in the Locust Grove area.
Vonda was a member of the Four Corners Church of God Apostolic Faith and she thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the secret sisters there. She loved to sew, garden, and be outdoors. She took pleasure in taking care of her cows and chickens. Vonda also enjoyed horseback riding. Above all, she loved her children and all of her family. She will be missed dearly.

Vonda is survived by: 4 children: Kathie Lee Cooper and husband Frankie of Ft. Gibson, Charlotte Irene Rhodes and husband Phillip of Locust Grove, Junior Paul Simpson and wife Ramona of Locust Grove, and Allen Ray Simpson and wife Sarah of Locust Grove; 6 brothers: Junior Anderson and wife Minnie of Locust Grove, Theodore Anderson and wife Georgie of Locust Grove, J. D. Anderson and wife Margie of Sallisaw, Tom Anderson of Locust Grove, Richard Anderson and wife Kathy of Peggs, and Odean Anderson and wife Sheila of Locust Grove; 2 sisters: Mary Lou Simpson and husband Jerry of Tahlequah,and Charlotte Fisher of Tahlequah; 8 grandchildren: Denise Walls and husband Presley, Rene` Craig, Shane Rhodes and wife Lana, Brett Rhodes and wife Linda, Paula Lee Holman and husband Heath, Jimmy Paul Simpson and wife Casie, Danetta Faye Kelly and husband Danny, Wade Allen Simpson, Nicole Davis, and April Myers and husband J.D.; Numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; 2 brothers: Jimmy Anderson and Doyle Anderson; 1 sister: Laverne Grout; 1 daughter: Faye Earnestene Young; and 1 grandson: Phillip Wayne Rhodes.

Funeral services were Monday, October 24, 2016 at Four Corners Church of God of Apostolic Faith in Locust Grove. Brother Floyd Saffell and Brother Wesley Robbins officiated. Services were entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home. Leave thoughts, memories, or condolences at www.locustgrovefuneralhome.com.
Published on October 25, 2016
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