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.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Diane, or to offer condolences to her family.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Diane (Simpson) Anderson's name.