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Kathleen E. Sims
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Obituary for Kathleen E. Sims

Kathleen E. Sims, 92, of Herrin, passed away 6:23 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Herrin Hospital in Herrin.

Kathleen was a retired Retail Sales Clerk having worked at several grocery and hardware stores.

Kathleen was a member of the First Christian Church in Herrin, where she worked on Vacation Bible School with her husband, John, for a number of years. They were also active with the Recycled Youth of the First Christian Church.

Kathleen was born April 21, 1925 in Metropolis, IL to James Henry and Ethel Leona (Moreland) Hogue.

Kathleen was united in marriage with John Luke Sims on March 15, 1942 in Charleston, MO. He preceded her in death on July 13, 2014.

Surviving are, two sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Connie Sims of Herrin, Harry L. and Linda Sims of Herrin; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Connie and Terrill Hamlin of West Frankfort, Anita and Mark Mormino of Benton; eight grandchildren, Eric (Debbie) Price of Truxton, MO, Matthew (Becky) Steinmetz of Metropolis, Steven (Jenny) Sims of Carterville, Scott Sims of Carterville, Becky Stasny of Brentwood, MO, Renee (Dave) Ahrens of Crystal Lake, Greg (Jamie) Sims of St. Peters, MO, J.R. Bejmovicz of Steele City; several great grandchildren; one great great grandson and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a granddaughter, Kim Bejmovicz.

Memorial graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin with Rev. Glenn Sanders officiating. Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to the Illinois Elks Crippled Children’s Corporation, P. O. Box 222, Chatham, IL 62629-0222.

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Herrin City Cemetery

Stotlar & Bandyville Road
Herrin, IL 62948

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Herrin City Cemetery

Stotlar & Bandyville Road
Herrin, IL 62948

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Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation

P.O. Box 222
Chatham, IL 62629-0222

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