Mary Jane Simpson


Mary Jane “Janie” Simpson, 75, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024 at Franciscan

Alliance Hospital.

Born May 4, 1949 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Eugene S. Weaver and Mary K. (Yazel).

She married Wayne Simpson on July 7, 1995, and he survives.

Other survivors include a son Steve Buchanan of Shelbyville, a daughter Wendy Wallace (Stan) of Franklin; step son Brian Simpson (Jennifer) of Indianapolis; sister Sue Martin of Shelbyville, 2 brothers – Danny Weaver (special friend Linda) of Shelbyville, David Weaver (Becky) of Milroy; 6 grandchildren – Jessica St. Arbor (Nick), Brandon Wallace, Josh Wallace, Cody Wallace, Ashley Mack (Matt), Aaron Buchanan; step grandson Brandon Simpson (Grace); and 10 great grandchildren; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, several cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters – Carol Jean Weaver, Priscilla Richards; niece Robin R. Allen; nephew Tony Richards; and her beloved dogs Buffy and Penny.

Mrs. Simpson had lived in this area for 25 years, after moving from Shelbyville and Greenwood. She attended Waldron High School, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. He had been a factory worker with Williams Industries for 30 years.

Janie enjoyed cooking, traveling, shopping, and attending family outings. She was a true home maker, and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home,

437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shelby County Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home.

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