Barbara A. Simpson

August 09, 1944 ‒ December 30, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Barbara A. Simpson, age 73 of Delaware died at home Saturday, December 30, 2017.

She was born on August 9, 1944 in Hillsboro to the late Robert and Esta (Bayes) Lemaster. Barb retired from PPG in 1996. She enjoyed the Little Brown Jug, riding motorcycles with her husband in her younger years, and taking in life and socializing from her front porch. According to her family her pineapple upside-down cake was legendary.

Forever caring and considerate, she was honest and candid. Her life centered on her work, family, and treasured grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Jason Jenkins, Barbara Saxon, Ramon “Buster” (Amanda) Simpson Jr. all of Delaware, William “Bill” (Amy) Simpson of Selma, NC, Eva Simpson, and Kevin (Amy J.) Simpson both of Delaware, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, siblings: Elmo (Bev) Lemaster of Cardington, Marvin “Pete” (Ramona) Lemaster of Dublin,  Mazie (Calvin) Finks of Ostrander, and 38 nieces and nephews.

Barbs husband of 21 years Ramon “Butch” Simpson passed away on January 3rd.

She was also preceded in death by 5 siblings: Dixie Moore, Madge Coe, Everet Lemaster, Betsy Lemaster, Debbie May, nephews Steven Lyons, Robin Lemaster, and niece Linda Moore.

Friends may call 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valley Side Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor James Ailes officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Health Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Barb was a very special lady! She really helped me as I entered my years at PPG, full of jokes and stories. I always looked forward to seeing her and Butch at the LBJ. She’ll will be missed!

  • Oh how I will miss Barb and her amazing personality. I worked with her husband for several years and always begged for any of Barbs baked goods. I enjoyed the last several years with her at the Little Brown Jug and I’m so thankful to have know her and her amazing family. She will be missed by me and my family. Sending my love to her family.

  • Im so sorry for your loss she was an amazing woman and the best cook ,you all are in my thoughts and prayers ,

  • Oh,Miss Barb will be missed..I loved her smile,always happy..She made sure that the Irish posse girls(Tonya,Maggie,Myself) were fed and drinks at the LBJ..Heaven has a beautiful angel ya!!!! Trina

  • Aunt Barb will be missed by all of us lucky enough to have known her. She made me laugh every time I saw her!

  • Barb will truly be missed, I remember when me and my sister Angie use to come visit you on High street and have some good ole talks and food. Praying for the family 🙏🏾

  • Aunt Barb, was one of a kind. In a very good way. She always furnished my needs when we would come visit. Strawberries and ice cream. Love her. She will be missed. But never forgotten. Rootin’ Tootin’Raspberry, was what she called me. R.I.P. Aunt Barb.

  • Aunt Barb, was one of a kind. I mean that in a good way. She use to fulfill all my wants when we planned on going to c her. Strawberries and ice cream and cool whip. She used to call me Rootin’Tootin’Raspberry. Love u aunt Barb

  • I know Barb as a fun, funny, caring woman who always talked about her wonderful family. I know she will be missed by a great many people, family and friends. Butch and Buster (and all) , you are in my thoughts and prayers. In all these years I didn’t know Mrs. Finks was her sister. I grew up in Ostrander and know the kids. Hugs for all!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort during your time of need.

  • We are so sorry to learn of Barb’s death.We knew her through her husband,Butch,he worked for my Dad at the Sohio station for Harold Williams years ago,corner of Harrison&Sandusky.She was a Special Lady and cooking was great! We’d wave at her every time we passed the house.She was all ways sitting on the porch! Our thoughts and prayers are with you,Butch and all your Family! Cindy Moore & Chuck Davidson

  • Barb and I had so much fun in our teenage years. She was so honest and that made me feel closer to her than ever. I will miss that friend but will have our memories forever. Rest in peace sweetie

  • Aunt will be missed dearly. Great memories I will cherish for ever. Will miss her so much and vising her. She was such a great aunt to my son. And made sure he always had everything he wanted.. I’m lucky to have been part of her family.. the Simpson family and lemaster family will be in my thoughts

  • Best aunt in the world miss hearing her yelling at me everytime I came over about hanging out with her all day. Wish I would’ve more now. She was amazing.never could beat her at poker either. She always ended up with everybody’s money when it was over. Miss and love you aunt. RIP.

  • With deepest sympathy to the Simpson family!
    Barb was a very “Special Lady”
    And will be missed by all that knew and loved her!

  • I’ve know Barb since I lived across the street from her on High St. On the first Halloween that I lived there, I was relieved when I ran out of candy. She yelled at me from across the street and said, “Oh no you’re not!” and brought over a big box of candy that lasted another 2 hours. She was very prepared but I had to sit out there for another 2 hours. Biggest candy hand out I ever did. Loved that girl. She was so funny. I’m so sorry I hadn’t talked to her in years but I’d always wave when I saw her on the porch.

  • Coolest, kindest Lady. She will surely be missed by myself as well as others. Thoughts n Prayers to the family

  • O miss Barb, the times we had! Some time had went by since I had last seen Barb , but when I did see her again she yelled across speedway parking lot”well ain’t you a blast from the past”and all the good memories we all made at fork and fingers came flooding back. Barb was a hoot. My mother had worked with Barb for many years and loved her to pieces. R. I. H. Barb you will truly be missed. Love ya lady

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the Simpson family. Barb was one of a kind and I’m blessed to have known her. We’ll miss her laughter and I am grateful for the fun memories. She was an inspiration, as she never stopped going, regardless of how she felt. Her love for her family was infinite. She never lacked giving of herself, or her time. She had a true Irish wit and could make me laugh, with just a look and one word, “Girl”.

    May she rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon her.

  • My heart is heavy hearing of Barb’s passing. Hugs and prayers to the Simpson family. I sure hope heaven is ready for this new addition! She will be a busy angel because she has so many loved ones to look after…just like she did in life. Barb was an amazing spirit. The first time I met her at PPG, she scared me to death. She always had an answer and opinion whether or not you wanted it. It didn’t take long to come to love her. And, she was always right. I have so many fond memories and I will treasure them always. God speed my dear Barbie.

  • Dave and I wish to express our deepest condolences to the Simpson family.
    Barb was a truly special lady. She was a kind and always made you feel welcome when you came over to visit with them, whether it was on their porch or in the kitchen eating one of her wonderful dishes. We were so blessed to be a part of their lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    RIP Barb!

    Dave and Susie

  • I thought of Barb as my aunt. Its not going to be the same without her.used to play poker with her and she took everyones money. Used to hang out with her on the front porch with her . She loved the Brown Jug. She will be missed very much.