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Shirley A. Sims

Battle Creek

 Shirley A. Sims, of Battle Creek, left to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 after a long illness. She was 87 years young.

Shirley came into the world on November 23, 1927, in Cherokee, IA. A 1945 Omaha High School graduate, Shirley went on to earn her degree in education from Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas.  There she met Fred Sims, who became the love of her life.  The two united in matrimony on March 27, 1948 and were married for 55 years until 2003 when Fred passed away.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Margaret (Miller) Pattison and her brother, Jack Pattison.  She is survived by her three children -Thomas Sims of Climax, Judith Erickson (Howard), of Climax and Karen Posick (Brian) of Puyallup, WA, as well as six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and several other family members.

A celebration service of Shirley's life will take place at 1:30 pm Wednesday April 15, 2015 at Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home at 105 Capital Ave. NE in Battle Creek. Pastor Eric Perry will officiate before Shirley joins her husband in side-by-side eternal rest at Battle Creek Memorial Park.

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Please gift any memorial gifts in her name to Cornerstone Free Methodist Church, 3030 Beckley Road, Battle Creek, MI 49015 or to the Calhoun County Animal Shelter at 165 South Union Street in, Battle Creek, MI.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Apr. 10 to Apr. 12, 2015
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