Posted: Mon 3:38 PM, Sep 30, 2013
Funeral Home: Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home
Marie Simpson Lesch, 89, of Bowling Green, passed away Sept. 29, 2013, at her residence. The Point, La., native was born Feb. 22, 1924, a daughter of the late Lee Wilburn Simpson and Ila Mae Taylor Simpson. She was preceded in death by her sister, Merlee Harvill, and her stepbrother, Ferman Pardue.
Mrs. Lesch was a graduate of Start High School and attended Northeast Louisiana Junior College in Monroe, La. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bowling Green.
Mrs. Lesch is survived by her husband of 69 years, Gomer R. Lesch; two daughters, Connie L. Foster of Bowling Green and Nancy K. Lesch of Alexandria, Va.; a grandson, Michael Thomas Foster and his wife, Sarah Starkey Foster, of Spring Hill, Tenn.; and a great-granddaughter, Kinley Marie Foster.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Bowling Green. A private burial will be held Thursday at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church and to The Gideons International.