Crystal McKay Simon was born May 5, 1982, the beloved daughter of Karen McKay (nee Payne) and the late Daniel McKay. She went home to meet her Savior on October 8, 2021. She was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church.
Crystal graduated from Western Kentucky University with a teacher’s heart. She loved children! After Ayden aged out of the Montessori Academy, she excelled working at Wendall Foster, fostering every adult/child there with compassion, fun and pure love.
Crystal never met a stranger and helped many, many strangers on their journey. She had a servant’s heart donating her last dollar for every cause, doing her part to make the world a better place, and she did. She sprinkled rainbows everywhere went!
Along with her father, Daniel McKay, she is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Elmo and Rosa McKay; maternal grandparents Jospeh and Anna Lee Payne, a best friend, Shelley Marie Simon and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Left behind to mourn her loss with shattered hearts forever is her mother and father, Kevin and Karen McKay Asbell; her whole heart and sunshine on a cloudy day, her son, Ayden Simon; their fur baby, Boo; her much beloved brother, Jacob (Jeffie) and five very loved nephews; bonus sister, Destiny (Michael) Jenkins and their three sons; bonus brother, Craig (Lacy Matthews) Asbell, and their two sons; Ayden’s father, Jarod Simon; in-laws Jerry and Brenda Simon, along with Scott, Savannah and Haley Simon and all the Simon family, because “once you’re a Simon, you’re always a Simon”; many loving aunts and uncles who helped shape her into the beautiful spirit she became; along with many, many friends called cousins.
Crystal’s diamonds were her best friends, and too numerous to count, but she is ingrained in their hearts forever.
Crystals wishes were to be cremated so she could go wherever we go, and her mama can still hug and have her nearby.
Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wendall Foster Center, 815 Triplett St, Owensboro, KY 42303.
“It is in dying that we are born to eternal life” – St. Francis of Assisi
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ms. Simon.


Visitation: October 16, 2021 3:00 pm - October 16, 2021 8:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. My heart, along with many others, is broken at Crystal’s passing. I loved Crystal deeply and though our paths eventually led different directions, we remained very close. Crystal was a wonderful soul who had a very big impact on my life and everyone else she encountered. Crystal will never be forgotten as I will always carry her memory in my heart. I love you Crystal and I know you are now at peace with our Savior.

  2. We are so sad for Crystal’s passing. We will continue to pray for her loved one’s. Crystal was our daughters favorite teacher at MMA and we could always tell why because she took the time and effort to make sure our daughter understood what was being taught and did it with love. Crystal had such a warm personality and was such a joy to be around. In our thoughts and prayers, Rich, Shellie, RayAnne and Lily Howard.

  3. Crystal, we know you through your angel mother, Karen. We rejoice in your life that touched others for God and we mourn in your passing for the loved ones left behind. May they all be comforted in the knowledge that you have only gone ahead and may God fill their sad days with the sweet peace of His love and hold them up by the power of His everlasting arm!

    “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

    Joy, Spencer, Noelle & Family

  4. Karen, Jacob & extended Families,
    Words can’t express the broken heart you carry. May you cherish all the Memories you created together, sending Love & Hugs…burning a candle for Crystal to light her way…. Martha & Robert Payne

  5. Dear Karen,
    Our hearts are breaking for and with you. I pray God send you hugs as often as you need them 24/7.
    Your beautiful Crystal was an angelic gift to this world as you were to her. She was born an earthly Angel, lived and gave her Angel Love and will continue and expand Loving as a Most High Angel. Now without pain she will continue blessing the world from her angelic heavenly realm with the Highest.
    Yet her loss is the heaviest. I pray that gentley may time softly lessen your heartache and gradually may your focus go from loss to the tremendous Love you shared and taught her as she shared and expanded to the world. She will never ever be forgotten. Her gifts will live on blessing others. I hope you will gain some comfort in knowing that one day you will meet again, knowing that Love never dies – Love is forever.
    Sending my deepest condolence, Grieving with you, Loving you,

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