Thora Barbara Simpson

December 6, 1925 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 94)


Thora Barbara Simpson, "Barbara" 94, of Ft. Wayne, formerly of Van Wert, passed away at 12:19 PM on February 21, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on December 06, 1925, in Van Wert, to her late parents, William and Pauline (Kiser) Click. A 1943 graduate of Van Wert High School, Barbara went on to marry the love of her life, James Simpson, who passed away in 2005. Together, they shared many years of memories.

Barbara worked for many years as a secretary at Continental Can before retiring as a secretary for International Harvester. She enjoyed to read, crossword and jigsaw puzzles and tend to her flowers in the yard. Barbara also loved long car drives, playing with her cat and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Robin (Buzz) Kirkwood and grandchildren, Adam and Joshua Kirkwood, all of Fort Wayne; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her sister, Armilene Flickinger and brother, Schuyler Click.

Barbara will be cremated according to her wishes. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

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