struggles with the deaths of a Pulaski County mother and daughter from a sudden illness, onegroup is remembering how Julie Simpkins helped others.WDBJ7'S Frankie Jupiter is live tonightfrom the New River Valley Newsroom in Blacksburg. Julie Simpkins helped run the Mealson Wheels program in Radford. And she is going to be missed by many.What went through my head was, I can'tbelieve Julie is goneFood is being prepped, cooked and packaged. Itwill soon be on its way to those in need of a hot meal. But sadlyvolunteers learned Monday that the lady who oversawthe operation had died. Two of the tables of things that was supposed to be delivered, no oneshowed up deliver them, which was shocking. Julie Simpkinshelped coordinate which volunteers would take a food deliver, but that neverhappened Monday. Volunteers called Julie but got no answered. Theydidn't realize she had died, along with her daughterof what health officials are calling an isolated illness.You don't expect someone who youwork with on a regular basis, who young and vivaciousand well organized and you depend onher, you don't expect that person to be gone suddenly.County officials say the illness is suspected to be Hantavirus, which Julie and fiveothers came in contact with while cleaning out amobile home. Three other family members and a family friend are out of thehospital. Though that's good news,hearts are still grieving.For now food will continue to be served and those in need will be feed, as thisgroup copes with the loss of their star volunteer. We are still waiting to hear back from health officials, to confirm if this wasHantavirus. In BlacksburgFrankie Jupiter wdbj7.