Alice I. Simpson, 79, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 4:46 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center.
Alice was born November 10, 1940 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of William B. and Emma (Swedick) Adams.  She married Leslie Philip Simpson on June 10, 1961 in Champaign, IL.  He preceded her in death December 7, 2016.
Alice graduated from Taylorville High School in 1958, and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Pathology from the University of Illinois.  She worked as a clinical microbiologist for 20 years at Carle Clinic in Urbana, IL, before transferring to Indian University Medical Center where she retired in 2008. 

Alice was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Taylorville.  She was also the past Area Director for the American Society for Clinical Microbiology, as well as past member of the South Central Association for Clinical Microbiology.  Her passion for her field of expertise lead her to donate her time as a proctor for many continuing education courses.  She loved quilting, and was a member of the American Quilter’s Society.  Alice also enjoyed gardening and needlepoint.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas and William Adams; and sisters, Ruth Ferchow, Mary Ann Durbin, and Emma Adrian.

Alice is survived by her son, Philip Simpson of Melbourne, FL; step-granddaughter, Sara (husband, Gregory) Rolfsen-Kohn of Fayetteville, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Funeral Ceremony:  The family will receive guests from 10:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Walnut Street, Taylorville, IL 62568, with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Walnut Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.


The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568 with ceremonies.

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