Obituaries 3-21-13


Mary Ann Simon

Mary Ann (Emge) Simon, 64, of near Fairview, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Monday, April 18th, 2013, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born January 31st, 1949, in Lafayette, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Leo and Rose (Klinker) Emge. She was raised in Lafayette, where she was a 1967 graduate of Lafayette Central Catholic High School and she resided near Fairview since 1981. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 from Purdue University in West Lafayette.

She was united in marriage on August 10th, 1974, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lafayette, to Dale Charles Simon. Unto this union two daughters and one son arrived to bless their home. They shared nearly 39 years of marriage together until her death.

She was a former English teacher at Switzerland County Middle School in Vevay, South Ripley Middle School in Versailles and Jac-Cen-Del Middle School in Osgood. She was a former substitute teacher for 20 years. She was a member of Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. She was a former member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora.

She was a member of the East Enterprise Homemakers Club and Eggleston Club of Vevay. She was a former Girl Scout leader at Switzerland County Elementary School in Vevay for five years. She taught Religion Education at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood and at Mot Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. She will be remembered for her love of reading, sewing, enjoying music and visiting with her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Survivor include her husband of nearly 39 years, Dale Charles Simon of near Fairview; her two daughters, Elizabeth Newman and husband Dan of Columbus and Gina Marie Orlando and husband Rob of Frederick, Maryland; her son, Eric Simon of Fairview; her three grandchildren, Adeline, Julia and Matthew; her two sisters, Rose Marie Dolick and husband Bill of Reynolds, Indiana and Katie Emge o Delphi, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Joseph Emge and James Gregory Emge.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22nd, at St. John’s Catholic Church, 331 South Buckeye Street in Osgood with Father Christopher Craig and Father Shaun Whittington officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Osgood.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, March 21st) and the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Donald Turner

Donald Turner, 56, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born in Batesville, on February 22nd, 1957, the son of Billy Don Turner of Patriot and the late Ethel (Workman) Turner. He attended school in Aurora. He worked for Cleveland Construction and also had worked for Valcom Enterprises in Wilder, Kentucky.

He was married to Lisa (Conger) Turner who survives.

In addition to his wife Lisa and father Billy Don Turner, he is also survived by his daughter, Kindra Turner of Rising Sun; his grandson, Korbin Murrill; his two sisters, Connie Stephenson (Randy) of Rising Sun and Rhonda Turner of Patriot; his stepmother, Kathryn Turner of Patriot; his step-sisters, Betty Shon Hutchinson (Carl) of Patriot and Waunita Kay Sawyers of Evarts, Kentucky; his stepbrother, James Michael Gurley of Patriot; several aunts, cousins and friends.

Besides his mother, Ethel Mae Turner, he was also preceded in death by his son, Daniel Lee Turner; and his grandparents, Carroll and Hazel Turner and Louis and Ardella Workman.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, March 21st) at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Friends are invited to call from 5-7 p.m. today (Thursday, March 21st) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.