Frances L. Sims(1932 - 2013)

Frances L. Sims, 80, of Sedalia, died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at her home. She was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, August 15, 1932 , the daughter of Francis and Lura (Lee) Jarvis. Frances and S.T. "Ted" Sims were united in marriage on June 27, 1949.
S.T. preceded Frances in death on September 27, 2011.

Frances graduated from Cassville High School in Cassville, Missouri. Frances was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Her friends and family were a very important part of her life. Frances was active in all aspects of her family's lives. She attended many events her children and grandchildren were involved in.

Frances and S.T. moved to Sedalia in 1953. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and the Ladies Shrine Club for many years. Frances worked for Fitzwilliam Motors, Town and Country Shoes and Adco Manufacturing, where she retired. She was an avid golfer, quilter and flower gardener. In earlier years, she enjoyed golfing with S.T. and friends.

Frances is survived by her daughters: Dolores Brown, and her husband, Phil; Brenda Michael, and her husband, Bill; 3 grandchildren: Lisa Ditzfeld, and her husband, Sam,Kevin Sisemore, and his wife, Tiffany, and Scott Sisemore, and his wife, Annie; 6 great grandchildren: Lincoln and Kenndi Ditzfeld and Noah, Conner, Oliver and Grey Sisemore.

In addition to S.T., Frances was preceded in death by 2 grandsons: Eric Brown and Christopher Sisemore.

As per her request her body was cremated. Memorial service will be at 11:00AM, Friday, January 11, 2013 at First United Methodist Church Celebration Center with Rev. Jim Downing, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Frances' family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00PM, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bothwell Hospice or the Canon Cancer Center in care of the funeral home.

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Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home - Sedalia, MO
701 South Osage  Sedalia, MO, MO 65301
Published in on Jan. 9, 2013