Died Friday, June 1, 2018 surrounded by her children in Louisville, KY. She was born in Louisville but lived most of her life in Frankfort, KY where she was the President of M. Simon Furniture Co., where she worked with her family for 58 years. She is a graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Spencerian College and the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Rebecca had a passion for learning and continued her education at Kentucky State University in Frankfort and in later years audited many classes in diverse subjects at the University of Louisville until 2012. She also enjoyed to traveling, which took her to China, Europe, and Israel as well as to most areas in the United States. She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, a lifetime member and past president of Hadassah, the National Council of Jewish Women and the Louisville section of the League of Women Voters.
She was preceded in death by her parents Celia and Maurice Simon; her husband, David Wall; her brother, Dr. William J. Simon; and her sister, Carolyn Shapin. Survivors include her son, Samuel Joseph (Bianca) Wall; her daughter, Julie (Mark) Gutkin; her grandchildren, Jonathan (Shira) Wall, Jordan (Julia) Wall, Seth and Michael Gutkin, Bailey (Robbie) Kaufman; her four step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 4th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Shiva will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5th at Joe’s residence, located at 6807 Brownsboro Road. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Celia Simon Educational Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun or to the donor’s favorite charity.