Simone Elizabeth Parker, age 46, of Cadiz, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro.
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends after 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Funeral services will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at noon, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Burial will follow in Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz.
Born March 28, 1974, in Hopkinsville, she was the daughter of the late Harry Lee Whipple and Elizabeth Ann Rohrer Whipple. She was a 1992 graduate of Trigg County High School and a graduate of Murray State University, where she earned her B.S. in Chemistry and later attained her M.S. in Environmental Education. She worked briefly as a chemist at LWD in Calvert City before answering her true calling and beginning her teaching career at Trigg County High School in 2000. A respected teacher and colleague, she served as president of the Trigg County Education Association and was a member of KEA, as well as NEA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Joseph Whipple, II; father-in-law, Charles Parker; and brother-in-law, Bryan Snowden.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 24 years, William Parker of Cadiz; sisters, Candice Anne Whipple of Cadiz, and Jennifer Lee Snowden of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; adopted brother, Jonathan Pepper of Cadiz; mother-in-law, Louise Parker of Lamasco; brother-in-law, Brian Parker of Cadiz; and uncle, Jack Whipple of Clarksville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Cadiz Rotary Club, In Memory of Simone Parker, P.O. Box 713, Cadiz, KY 42211.