Ilore Harrah (Memaw) Simpson, 86, of Lexington, Kentucky passed away on Oct. 13, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in New Athens on May 8, 1925, the only child of Charles and Cornell Harrah.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ted; her son-in-law Edward McJessy and an infant daughter, Ila Joy.

A memorial service will be held in Ohio at a later date, and she will be interred at Longview Cemetery in New Athens. A memorial has been established in her name for the Best Friends Day Care Center at 516 Maryland Avenue, Lexington, Kentucky 40502 or donating through designating Best Friends Day Care in the comment section.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.