Lena Marie Simpson

Lena Marie Simpson, 89, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Kindred Healthcare in Greenfield. She was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Wayne County, Ky., a daughter of the late Floyd Denney and Bonnie Mae Lowe.

She was a waitress at Top Hat Pizza on Broad Street for many years. Lena cherished poetry and loved writing her own poems.  She was family oriented and a very nurturing mother. Lena loved the Lord and served him faithfully as a member of the South Memorial Drive Church of God, where she was a member for 50 years.

She is survived by her children, Betty (Cecil) Burnett of Russell Springs, Ky., Rita Custer of Greenfield, Louise Simpson of New Castle, Mike Simpson of Muncie; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Jean Covey of Indianapolis; brother, Rev. Hayden Denney of Monticello, Ky. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Marty Simpson (7/2/2014); one grandson; one great-grandson; three brothers; one sister and one baby sister.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the funeral home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Chris Gammello officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery-West Lawn Addition.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.

Condolences and memories of Lena may be expressed at www.hinsey-brown.com.