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Norma Faye Townzen Simpson

June 29, 1934 February 12, 2020
Norma Faye Townzen Simpson
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Norma Faye Townzen Simpson, 85, of Rogers AR went to be in the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on February 12, 2020. She was born on June 29, 1934 in Avoca, AR to O.L. “Bud” Townzen and Gertrude Jordan Townzen. She grew up in Benton County and attended Rogers Schools.

On May 16, 1953, she married the love of her life, Melvin Simpson of Cave Springs. They moved to Wichita Kansas where they lived for ten years as Mel worked for Boeing Aircraft Company. Norma worked in a local bank until their first child arrived the following year, then took on the full-time job of raising three energetic sons, Ron, Mark and Jeff who were all born during their time in Kansas.

The family returned to Northwest Arkansas in 1963, and except for one brief period remained there until the present. She continued in the home to raise the boys until they were older and in school, after which she worked for Munsingwear/Bear Brand apparel company, and then many years in Quality Control for Wal Mart Distribution. She was a charter member of Believer’s Baptist Church in Rogers, where she served faithfully for many years. She also volunteered for several years at the Thrift Store supporting the NWA Women’s Shelter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Melba Brace and one infant brother.

She is survived by her husband Mel of the home, three sons – Ron and wife Elaine of Rogers, Mark and wife Gina of Springdale and Jeff and wife Marla of Rogers. Also survived by one sister, Linda Kissinger and husband Ronney of Siloam Springs and brothers Dean Townzen and wife Patsy and Lonnie Townzen and wife June, both of Rogers. In addition, she is survived by ten grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, with another great-grandson due in May.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Temple Baptist Church, 1812 South Dixieland Road in Rogers. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at Benton County Funeral Home 306 N. 4th St. Rogers, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be provided to Believer’s Baptist Church, 924 South C St, Rogers, AR 72756. Internment will be in Little Flock Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

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5:00 PM 2/14/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/14/2020 7:00:00 PM
Benton County Funeral Home

306 N. 4th Street
Rogers, AR 72756

Benton County Funeral Home
306 N. 4th Street Rogers 72756 AR
United States





2:00 PM 2/15/2020 2:00:00 PM
Temple Baptist Church

1812 S. Dixieland
Rogers, AR 72758

Temple Baptist Church
1812 S. Dixieland Rogers 72758 AR
United States

Cemetery Details


Little Flock Cemetery Final Resting Place

Little Flock Drive
Little Flock, , AR 72756

Little Flock Drive Little Flock, 72756 AR
United States

Memorial Contribution

Believers Community Baptist Church

924 S. C Street
Rogers, AR 72758

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