Joan M. Simpson

September 12, 1951 ~ June 24, 2019 (age 67)

Joan M. Simpson, 67, of Houston, DE passed away suddenly at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Joan was born in Newark, DE the daughter of William H. Moore, Sr. and Barbara M. “Dolly” (Murray) Moore. She was a graduate of Christiana High School, class of 1969 and a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College with a degree in bookkeeping. She spent her early years as a farm wife while also raising a family. She always had a passion for flowers and was the owner of Beaver Branch Florist in Milford. She enjoyed being a floral designer and a business owner for the last 25 years. Joan was a perfectionist when it came to flower design, paying attention to every little detail before her finished arrangements went out the door for delivery.  She also enjoyed educating children about flowers. Joan loved farming, tending to her flower beds, quilting, and was an excellent cook, known for her decadent desserts and heavenly homestyle cooking. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to Iowa to visit with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Uncle Bobby.

Those left to cherish her memory are children George E. Simpson and his wife Tammy, W. Timothy Simpson and his wife Shelly, Buck Simpson and his wife Carol and Loretta K. Smith and her husband Seth; her parents William H. and Dolly Moore; two brothers William Moore, Jr. and Jeff Moore and his wife Jeanne; several grandchildren and her loving companion, Eddie Kenton.

A visitation will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Houston Fire Company Memorial Hall, 143 Broad Street, Houston, DE where services will be held at 1 pm. Burial will follow in Griffith’s Chapel Cemetery, Williamsville. Arr. by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford, DE. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.


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