Dateline: September 6, 2007

Marilyn Jo Burkhalter Simpson
, 60, died September 2, 2007, in Amarillo.

Services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Shamrock with Rev. Terry Lowe, pastor and Rev. Joe G. Jernigan, Calvary Christian Fellowship, officiating. Burial will be in Shamrock Cemetery.

Mrs. Simpson was born December 12, 1946, in Shamrock to N.J. and Ferrol Bradley Burkhalter. She had worked in Wheeler Co. as Chief Appraiser. She was a realtor, a teacherís aide and had lived in Clarendon since 2002. She married James Simpson, May 15, 1992.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Richard Darren Copeland of San Angelo and Trenton Derik Copeland of Chillicothe, Mo.; one daughter, Jayme Allison Leatherman of Fritch; two step-daughters, Lourena Kay Ellis of Ft. Worth and Donda Michelle Simpson of Clarendon; two sisters, Coralene Henderson of Clifton, Co. and Jaye Nell Schlegel of Shamrock; one brother, Donald Burkhalter of Plano; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild.



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