Sharon E. Simpson

November 25, 1956 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 63)


Sharon Elaine (Ragan-Eide) Simpson, 63, of Hanna City, passed away at 2:26pm Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at her home after a long and exhaustive battle with MS.  

Sharon was born on November 25, 1956 to World War II Veteran Neal Ragan, Sr. and his wife Dorothy Aubuchon Ragan. She married Kevin Eide on August 19, 1978; he preceded her in death in 2005. On June 23, 2009, she wed Rodney C. Simpson, who now mourns the loss of his other half. 

Aside from her husband, Sharon is survived by sons Randy (Tammy) Martin, R. Levi (Randall) Simpson, Matt (Heidi) Simpson, and daughter Shaina Eide; her mother, Dororthy; brother Neal (Donna) Ragan Jr., eight grandchildren, and her dachshund KD.

She was preceded in death by her father, and her beloved horses Drifter and Jake.

 A gearhead and storm chaser, Sharon loved animals, particularly horses, and was an avid fan of John Lennon, Paul and Linda McCartney, and the Beatles.  She worked in the area for Ben Schwartz and Trovillion Insurance, and went on to retire from Mitsubishi several years ago.

A funeral service for Sharon will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Visitation will be from 5-7:00pm Monday, January 20, 2020 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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January 20, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory
2075 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571

Funeral Service
January 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory
2075 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571

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