Carolyn Anne Sims
1935 - 2021
BORN
1935
DIED
2021
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Singleton & St. Pierre Funeral & Cremation Services
7602 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
Carolyn Anne (McKeighan) Sims, age 86, passed to our loving God on her birthday, September 14, 2021 at Compass Park Franklin, Indiana. Carolyn was born at home in Indianapolis on September 14,1935 to the late Clair and Hazel (Hanlin) McKeighan. She was a 1953 graduate of Southport High School. Carolyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana Central University and her Master's Degree in Education from Butler University. She married the love of her life, Thomas (Tom) Sims on March 30, 1958. Tom passed to our loving God on October 19, 2020. They were married for 62 years. Carolyn was a 2nd grade teacher for 5 years at Clinton Young Elementary and a beloved kindergarten teacher at Southport Elementary, in Perry Township, for 34 years. She enjoyed singing, playing the piano, theater, vacationing, cruising, family time, teaching, and many Masonic orders. Carolyn was a 50 year member of Southport Baptist Church. Her other memberships include Southport Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Daylight Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Amaranth, Beauceant, Ladies Oriental Shrine, and past Mother Advisor of Southport Rainbow for Girls.
Carolyn is survived by daughters Melanie Payne (Randy) and Cheryl Chodkiewicz. Her granddaughters-Adrienne Miller (Andrew), Brittney Payne, Carly Chodkiewicz, Jenna Chodkiewicz, and great granddaughter Olivia Miller.
Visitation and funeral services for Carolyn will be at graveside located at the Greenwood Cemetery Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 11 am.
Memorial contributions can be made in Carolyn's name to the American Diabetes Association or Indiana Masonic Home Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Singleton and St. Pierre Funeral and Cremation services.
Published by Singleton & St. Pierre Funeral & Cremation Services from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2021.
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11:00a.m.
Greenwood Cemetery
Greenwood, IN
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Caroline was a member of the Social Order of the Beauceant, Indianapolis #90 and she was a lovely person. We all loved her so much. Thanks to her beautiful singing voice, we were able to sing the National Anthem and our other songs and actually sound pretty good. When she moved to Columbus we missed her and her beautiful voice. May she and Tom rest in peace together.
Patty Smith
Friend
September 24, 2021
I love you, Melanie and Cheryl. I remember your mom's stock of TP in the basement. It's a good memory.
Laura Rees
Friend
September 16, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Mom Sims family and friends. Over the years I had so many fond memories traveling the country with Mom Sims for Rainbow events. May your family find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Melissa Young-Guillaume
Friend
September 16, 2021
Carolyn was a lifelong friend, neighbor, colleague. We have made many memories together and I will remember her fondly. I send my sincere sympathy to her family from across the country at my home in California. GodBless
Miriam Schulz
Friend
September 16, 2021
Mrs. Sims was my second grade teacher at Clinton Young and remained one of my favorite teachers! She was creative and lovingly kind. I remember the stoplight in the corner of the classroom and a cardboard rabbit that was fed carrot vocabulary words. This was in 1959-1960. I have never forgotten her. Prayers for her family.
Vicki Skinner-Ray
Student
September 17, 2021
Mrs. Sims was my Kindergarten teacher. She is one of the teachers I have never forgotten. May God give you all peace and love at this time of mourning. Sincerely, Stacey Cogdill
Stacey Cogdill
Student
September 17, 2021
The best teacher my 2 girls ever had. Very good way to start their journey through their school years. She was amazing. So kind and devoted to her kiddos in her class.
Sharon Hunt
Friend
September 16, 2021
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