Joan Sims
1931 - 2018
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Joan Sims, age 86, of Portage, IN transitioned from life to eternity on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. She was born on October 16, 1931 to the late Lonnie and Willie Mae (Isabell) Williams in Gary, Indiana. Joan was a graduate of Froebel High School Class of 1949. She was a retired educator of the Gary Community School Corporation, serving since 1957. Joan was an avid learner with a variety of graduate degrees and certifications. She was a member of Beyond Four Walls Christian Center. Preceded in death by her husband Sonny Sims; parents Lonnie and Willie Mae (Isabell) Williams; 3 sisters Lillian Carter, Elizabeth Meales, and Nona Coleman; 1 brother Ernest Williams Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories, special daughter Diane Wheeler; special cousin Fred Sloan; loving nephews, nieces, cousins, godchildren and a host of family and friends. All services will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Beyond Four Walls Christian Center, 875 S Lake St. Gary, IN with Dr. W. Maurice White Jr. officiating. Visitation from 9am-11am; Funeral service at 11:00 am. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Jan. 22, 2018.
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February 4, 2018
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Joan Sims. What a fond memory. I enjoyed the 5th Grade at Carver Elementary School (1959). She was probably my 1st secret keeper as I lived on the same block as she did, which was far from Carver and quite out of school district (back then). A wonderful teacher. My condolences.
June Gilliam
January 31, 2018
Condolence to The Sims Family one of your students class of 1974 at Carver School you were a great teacher you will be truly missed love the Smith twins
Mr & Mrs Wesley& Aldina Groce
January 26, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Joan. We would like to express our deepest sympathy and provide you some comfort in this very tough time. We hope the God of all comfort, comforts you and your family in this very tough time. 2 Cor 1:3
d k
January 23, 2018
I will miss dancing with Mama J.
She's dancing in Heaven now. Rest Easy Mama J.
Jackie Holmes
January 22, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Victoria Caper
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