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Glenda Simpkins

October 20, 1947 — April 17, 2023

MURPHYSBORO – Glenda Simpkins, 75, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2023 at St. Louis University Hospital surrounded by her loving family.


Glenda was born on October 20, 1947 in Carbondale to Glenn and Joyce (Davis) Winget. Glenda married Ronald Simpkins on January 8, 1965, in De Soto and he preceded her in death on September 3, 2018.


Glenda was a loving wife, Na Na, and Great-Na Na. She loved spending time with her family celebrating Birthdays and holidays, attending her great-grandchildren’s sporting events, camping, and shopping. One of her favorite family traditions was their annual Thanksgiving trip to Nashville, TN. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends sewing at Calico Country. She made many quilts over the years and shared them with family.


Glenda is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Shawn) Stearns and Leann (Barry) Biggerstaff; granddaughters, Stephanie (Bill) Gladson, Emily (Charlie) Eisert, Hilary (Collin) Chandler and Molly Stearns, as well as six great grandchildren, Paisley and Guthrie Eisert, Abner, Olin and Elliot Gladson and Raelynn Chandler, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.


Services will take place at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 1:00 pm with burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville. Her services will be officiated by her son-in-law, Barry Biggerstaff. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.


Memorials may be made to Honor Wreaths for Veterans and will be accepted at the funeral home.


Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Glenda visit www.meredithfh.com.

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