Dorothy Simon 1932-2019
Dorothy Irene Simon, 87, Netawaka, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at her home.
She was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Mayetta, the daughter of Charles M. and Goldie Irene Stewart Pappan. She attended Circleville High School and later earned her G.E.D.
Mrs. Simon worked in the library at Powhattan High School and at the Slimaker Dress Factory and as a switchboard operator, both in Holton. She worked as a receptionist and assistant at a veterinarian clinic in Wetmore and operated the Buffalo Café on the Kickapoo Reservation. She also served as director for the Kickapoo Senior Center for many years and worked with her husband for Simon Roofing.
She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a 65-year member of the Powhattan American Legion Auxiliary.
She married Ralph E. Simon Sr. on Oct. 17, 1948, in Hiawatha. He died Aug. 21, 2006. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Simon, in 1970; and three sisters, Theresa Anderson, Sharon McClane and Margaret Ann Pappan.
Survivors include two sons, Ralph E. Simon Jr. and wife Linda, Manhattan, and Daniel Simon, Horton; two daughters, Jean Simon and June Simon, both of Netawaka; two sisters, Geraldine Hamlin and Charlene Anderson, both of Hoyt; a brother, Donald C. Pappan and wife Sherry, Topeka; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Family will greet friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Kennekuk Cemetery on the Kickapoo Reservation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holton American Legion Post 1367 or Kennekuk Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.