January 9, 1971 ~ October 12, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

After a faith-based fight against cervical cancer, Shelley Simon at the beautiful young age of 49 passed through Heaven’s door where she met her Savior and her loved ones and friends having gone before her especially her beloved mother and Granny (who raised Shelley after her young mother’s passing). Shelley was baptized by Reverend Jim Midkiff at Beech Grove Christian Church and lived a kind spirit-filled life loving, caring, nurturing – embellishing all the fruits of the spirit “… Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance” Galatians :22-23. Shelley was born January 9, 1971 to the late Brenda Joyce Koontz Powell in Owensboro.

She said, “My life began when I met Scott, my soul mate.” Shelley was a dedicated wife, mother, aunt, friend … Family was most important to her life embracing every moment with them. No matter if it had been days or just hours since she’d seen you, her long slim arms, accented with her always manicured nails – just two days ago colored electric blue at her specific request – always reached out to welcome you with her strong warm hugs and broad smile. We will always remember her contagious smile and vivacious personality. If Shelley was in the room, you can be sure that love and laughter filled the air – laughing, listening, sharing with an “Oh girl, you know it!” In her quiet time, she loved reading and watching crime series on TV. Among her favorite were mystery novels by Danielle Steel. Shelley loved to dance to any genre, but Blake Shelton was her all-time favorite entertainer.

Shelley was not only dedicated to her home family but to her work family as well. Her coworkers and clients were her family. Never asking any task she wasn’t willing to do herself, she wasn’t afraid of hard work and long hours – working to get the job done and done right. Shelley worked retail approximately 30 years, in management more than half that time with her longest stint being with Christopher & Banks until its closing.

We know her good, kind and shining heart, will live on as her Legacy of Love within us. And it is that love that surrounds us and brings us peace today. Love lives on. . .

She was preceded in death by her mother; Granny Powell and Grandad, Marie and Bill Powell; and her uncle, David Thompson. Surviving is her husband, Scott Simon; daughters, Savannah Marie Simon and Haley Nicole Simon of Owensboro; mother and father-in-law, Brenda and Jerry Simon; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Please join us to celebrate her life and memorial service. at 1pm. Friday, October 16, 2020 at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory with Reverend Jim Midkiff officiating. Visitation will be from 11-1pm Friday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
All who wish to honor and remember Shelley in person at the gathering of friends is required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ms. Simon. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Shelley Simon and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: October 16, 2020 11:00 am - October 16, 2020 1:00 pm

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

Celebration of Life: October 16, 2020 1:00 pm

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

Burial Service: October 16, 2020 2:00 pm

Resurrection Cemetery
5404 Leitchfield Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Shelley Simon was a wonderful person to hangout with and a pretty good damn neighbor (excuse my language). I can’t believe she’s gone. She’s a very down to earth person as well. Never lose faith in god Scott Simon.

  2. Scott, I have no words to really express how sorry I am for your loss, just know you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and all the days that follow. My love to you.
    Sissy Lyninger

  3. Scott I am so sorry to hear this. I never met Shelley but I know you loved her deeply! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters.

  4. Shelly was the nicest, loving, and so kind hearted person I ever met she is so loved and will be missed dearly.

  5. Scott, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family have been in my prayers. I did not know Shelley only met her a couple of times but she sure was sweet. And I know you loved her so much!

  6. So sorry Scott, and family. May the strength and spirit of our sweet Lord be with all of you!🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Scott, I am sorry. Hugs and prayers for you and the girls. I will always remember watching Shelley dancing at the Blake Shelton concert in Evansville. She had a blast!! Whenever we got a minute to chat we would joke about if Roger and I got married, we would both be Shelley Simon. She was a very special person. She will be missed by many.

  8. My heart and prayers are with all of you!!! I didn’t personally know her but have heard very sweet things about her. May God comfort your hearts🙏🙏🙏

    Sue Sheetz

  9. What a true treasure she was. Always a smile, and always a positive attitude. Thanks for the good times Shelly! You will be missed!

  10. Beautiful tribute for a beautiful friend! I’ll miss her so much! Thank you Scott, Savannah and Haley for such loving care during her journey! You all made her proud!! I love you all “forever and always, no matter what!!” ❤️

  11. I met Shelley several years ago at the mall. It was like I had known her for a long time. She was so nice and such a kind hearted person.
    I don’t think Shelley ever met a stranger. To her family and close friends : I’m so sorry for your loss. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏❤️🙏

  12. Shelley was Great Wife, Mother, Cousin, and Friend !!! She Loved her Family so much ! We already miss her so much ! Scott Savannah and Hailey was with Shelley thru her whole Journey the rest of us giving Prayers and Songs for Strength ! Going to miss the Concerts and late nights and Family Gatherings but I know she is with all of us !!! Love You Shelley !!! Julie,Scott, Dallas Sahara ,Caiden,Kalahari and Khaleesi. 🙏❤🌻🍷

  13. Shelley Simon what a beautiful person u are. I know without a doubt that u & Scott made one heck of a beautiful team.I also know that man loved u dearly. U are a warrior ❤. God called home one heck of a beautiful angel. RIP Beautiful.

  14. Love, hug and prayers for the family. Shelley was and always will be a kind spirit. She loved and cherished her family and was always so proud to share a picture or story about them. She fought a long and strong battle and continued to love and care about others above her own pain. Scott, you should always be proud of who she helped you to be. Your love for her was never ending. She is in a far better place than you or I. Heaven gained a new angel, and she will be waiting n watching n helping to guide you and the girls. She was such a sweetheart to all that knew her. May God give you and your family peace knowing she is resting now. I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you.

  15. Shelley was a ray of sunshine to everyone that knew her. I met Shelley years ago when I was working at the mall, we had such good times. I dont think Shelley ever met a stranger, she had a smile for everyone she met. My love and prayers for Scott, Haley, Savannah and all the family. Shelley will forever be remembered and loved by many.

  16. Sharon and Family – what a loving and touching tribute to such a beautiful and loving soul. Her obituary describes a truly beautiful woman. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you all. Thoughts and prayers. Keeping your family in our hearts. 💕🙏Jeff & Holly Thompson and families

  17. Scott, Savannah and Haley, my heart is broken for all of you. Shelley was such an amazing person and will be greatly missed!!! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  18. Scott and family I’m so sorry to hear of Shelley’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out and was a genuine warrior. Her fight was what I admired most about her journey. I will pray for God to wrap his arms around you Scott and your daughters for peace and comfort through this difficult journey. RIP to one classy Lady you will be missed but never forgotten.

  19. Dearest Scott and family,
    Wayne and I are so sorry for your loss! Shelley will be remembered for her kindness. She always had a friendly smile and wave for us neighbors. Our sympathies are with you and the girls. May God bless and keep you!!
    Wayne and Janet

  20. Dearest Scott and family,
    Wayne and I are so sorry for your loss! Shelley was always very kind. She had a smile and wave for all of us neighbors. We will miss her!! May God bless and keep you and the girls.
    Wayne and Janet

  21. Much love and prayers in regards to your loss of Shelley. I am thankful I got to share a bit of her life, and the pleasure of knowing your family.

    Yours in Christ
    Shirley Freels

  22. So sad… Shelley was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I have had many blessings as the result of my path crossing with my wife Karen, and one of my favorites is that I got to meet Shelley and her family. She will always have a place in my heart. The world was a brighter in her presence she will continue to shine in the hearts of anyone who met her. Love you, Shelley! Until we meet again…..

  23. Shelley I remember all the talks all the advice and hugs and smileys and waves you gave, I will always cherish those memories you were a big heart that i will miss and many others will also, My thoughts and prayers for Scott, Haley, Savannah for peace and comfort through this difficult journey. R.I.P. Shelley you will be missed but never forgotten.

  24. I didn’t know Shelley personally but I knew her daughter. My prayer are with the family through this tough time. May Shelley rip.

  25. Dear Family,
    Just to let you know. This is the second time to sign the guestbook.
    I will miss Shelley .
    Hope you receive this.

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