of Clinton, AR
January 16, 1947 - February 5, 2022
On the crisp, cold morning of February 5, 2022, as the sun shone brightly on the icy landscape, Elizabeth Anna ''Jean'' Simpson Stripling escaped the ravages of Multiple Sclerosis and Covid to fly into the arms of Jesus. Awaiting her there were her parents, Noah and Nettie (Sublett) Simpson, her brothers; Dan Simpson and Sherrill (Bud) Simpson, her brother-in-law and sister, Bill and Shirley (Simpson) Cates, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence and Eva Striping.Jean was born on January 16, 1947, in Barney, Arkansas. She graduated from Enola High School and went on to attend Arkansas State Teacher's College in Conway where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in Cabot, Arkansas in 1968. In 1989 she moved to Clinton, Arkansas and taught there until her retirement in 1996. She loved children and over the years she touched many young lives.Over her lifetime she carried many titles: wife, mom, grandma, aunt, sister, daughter, teacher, and friend. She embraced each title with open arms and an open heart. She will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity and her unfailing love for her family.Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 48 years and love of her life, Darrell Stripling, their son, Ryan Stripling and three grandchildren; Davis, Anna Claire and Jesse Faye Stripling of Clinton, who were the light of her world. She will also be fondly remembered by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dan and Robing Stripling, sisters-in-law, Sue Simpson and Alma Crawford, along with her nieces and nephews who each thought they were her favorite.Graveside services at Quattlebaum Cemetery will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 2:00pm.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Quattlebaum Cemetery Fund in her memory.To express condolences online please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
Ryan,I am so sorry to hear of the of your mom. You are in my prayers.
Mr. Stripling & Ryan, we are saddened to hear this news. May God comfort you both as you mourn the loss of your wife and mother.
Darrell, Ryan, and family, We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. Jean was such a sweet lady and a wonderful teacher. We are saddened that we can’t be at Quattlebaum since Gary has to have some outpatient surgery Thursday at Baptist in LR, but know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you then and in the future too.
She was a lovely woman and will greatly be missed. Praying for the family in their time of need.
So sorry for ur loss. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. Jean was a sweet person with a beautiful smile. I enjoyed teaching in Middle School with her.
Darrell and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of your loved one bring you peace and consolation. God bless you all.
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Jean. My prayers to you all. May the Lord give you all comfort & peace in your loss. God Bless You All.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
God Bless you all , prayers of comfort , love you guys
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and all the familey. I always thought she was so Beautiful ❤️Love AJ
My heart bleeds for you. So sorry for your loss.
Jean was my classmate at Enola 1965 graduating class. I will remember her as a sweet lady that everyone liked. I don't remember her every saying an unkind word about anyone. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jean was such a dear friend to me over the years. We shared a lot of good laughs and time together. I will never forget her friendship. To the family I am so very sorry and will keep you in my prayers. Libby Hutchins
Jean was such a sweet person. I substituted for her several times and Salle-Anne had her for a teacher and Salle-Anne always said Jean was her favorite teacher. She will always be remembered fondly.
Darrell, Ryan and Family,So very sorry to hear of Jean's passing and know it will leave a big hole in your hearts. So glad she was able to travel with you and spend some precious times together. We love you all and will left you up in prayer for God's comfort and guidance in the days to come.John and Danelle Carpenter,Elm Springs, Arkansas