joyce Simpson, age 86, a longtime Independence resident, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020, at her home. A family graveside service will be held 10 AM, Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence with Pastor Todd Reeder of the First Baptist Church officiating. Memorial contributions to the organization of the donor's choice may be sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301. Joyce Simpson had entrusted the arrangement of the services to Zach and Dee Webb of locally-owned Zach Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence. Online condolences may be found at the funeral home's website: