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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Carolyn F. Niswonger-Simon (April 4, 2012)

Carolyn F. Niswonger-Simon, age 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 3:32 A.M. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Carolyn was born December 22, 1934 in Union City, Indiana, to the late Estle Nelson & Sylvia (Harsh) Mowery.

Carolyn is survived by her sons & daughter-in-law, Mark & Patty Niswonger of Pennsylvania and Jay Niswonger of Germantown; daughter, Sylvia Niswonger of Greenville; step sons, Paul Simon Jr., of Georgia and Mike Simon of Troy; step daughter, Diana Simon of Illinois; grandchildren, Brandon Williams, Megan Niswonger, Josh Niswonger, Bradley Simon, Shane Simon, Cory Simon, Justine Simon, Ryan Simon, Carrie Marie Simon, Jessica Simon, Angie Simon and Jessie Simon; numerous great grandchildren; and a brother, Junior Mowery of Michigan.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn is also preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. “Bill” Simon Sr. on February 3, 2008 whom she married June 25, 1966; brothers, Howard and Jesse Mowery; and sisters, Linda Maples and Thelma Norris.

Carolyn was a 1953 Graduate of Greenville High School. She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Greenville. Carolyn retired in 1999 from Fram Corporation in Greenville and formerly worked at the Darke County Home for 3 ½ years.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. John McRoberts officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through