May 10, 1952 ~ January 14, 2023

Born in: Decatur, Illinois
Resided in: Taylorville, Illinois

Diane (Simpson) Anderson, 70, of Taylorville, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Taylorville Care Center.

Diane was born May 10, 1952, in Decatur, the daughter of Richard William and Lorene “Dora” (DeSelms) Simpson, and she was raised in Velma by Kenneth and Helen DeSelms. Diane married Larry Anderson, and they later divorced.

Diane graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1970.  She worked in the fitting room at the Taylorville Wal-Mart, where she retired after 31 years of service. Diane’s greatest joy was her granddaughter, Vivian, with whom she would spend as much time as possible.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Diane is survived by her daughter, Christina Rogers of Taylorville; granddaughter, Vivian Rogers of Taylorville; sister, Patsy Kerney of Lake Wales, FL; and aunt, Mary Agnes Simpson of Taylorville.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.  The funeral ceremony will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Josh Wertz officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorial contributions may be made: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Visitation: January 18, 2023 10:00 am - January 18, 2023 12:00 pm

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home
202 West Franklin Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568

Funeral Ceremony: January 18, 2023 11:00 am

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home
202 West Franklin Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568

Interment: January 18, 2023 12:00 pm

Oak Hill Cemetery
820 S. Cherokee St.
Taylorville, IL 62568

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Diane (Simpson) Anderson's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN

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  1. I’ll always remember her contagious smile! A wonderful woman who loved Christina and Vivian. I enjoyed seeing her and chatting at Wal-Mart. She was a joy to work with when I sold her a home. Hugs to the girls

  2. Light a CandleChristina your Mom was always wonderful. She would always ask how Tharyn was and how she like seeing him play outside. Prayers for you guys.

  3. Light a CandleDiane has always been a special person to me. Whether it was tips for the trade of working the fitting room to reminders not to forget to bring things I might need if the roads get bad while at work. She was a friend, mentor and outright beautiful soul.

  4. Light a CandleI had the privilege to work with Diane at Walmart for the last several years. She had a big heart and always a smile for someone that would need it. The light of Diane’s eyes were her daughter, Christina, and her granddaughter, Vivian. Diane was always good about helping people that need it, she was a good source of information in our jobs and she was very helpful when it came to showing the new people what to do. Everyone loved Diane and she will be missed alot. Our thoughts and prayers are with Christina, Vivian and the family.

  5. I first met Diane at the courthouse because I worked with Christina. She was a very pleasant woman to talk to. Hugs and prayers to the family as they adjust to a new normal.

  6. Light a CandleThis woman was such a blessing to be around and to learn from! When I worked at Walmart with her she and I used to have secret snack breaks where we would drink a pop and munch on a snickers! I’ll miss those breaks and conversations! Rest in peace Diane❤️ My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.

  7. Christina, you may not know my name but you would know my face. I did a lot of throat cultures on you when you were a child! Your mom was a sweet lady and I know you’ll miss her. Be strong and give Vivian extra hugs.
    Deb Jelley

  8. My sincere sympathy to you Christina and your daughter Vivian as you remember your mother. I went to high school with Diane and she was one of the kindest girls in our class. I would see her at Walmart and she was still that same sweet person. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days to come. I will always remember Diane fondly. May she rest in peace.

  9. Light a CandleDiane was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed! I loved when I worked with her at Walmart and always enjoyed catching up with her when I’d see her there after I quit. Christina and Vivian my heart is breaking for you and I pray God will give you comfort and peace!

  10. Light a CandleMs Diane (as I called her) was a wonderful, caring, kind woman. She was sweet and friendly every encounter at Walmart. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

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