Everett Lavern Sims, 74, of Sweet Springs, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at I-70 Medical Center in Sweet Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2009, at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg, with Pastor Gene Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Visitation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Christian Church or I-70 Medical Center Auxiliary. An online guest book is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born May 10, 1934, in Sweet Springs, he was the son of the late Everett L. Sims and Mabel Lorene Hurd Sims. He had lived in the Sweet Springs area most of his life, where he was a 1952 graduate of Sweet Springs High School. On May 23, 1953, in Wichita Falls, Texas, he married Betty Ann Chappell, who survives of the home. He was a farmer his entire life and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict, serving from 1953 to 1957. He was always active in the Sweet Springs community, serving on many boards and committees, including Sweet Springs Fair Board, Emma Co-Op Elevator Board, Special Road District, and currently serving on the Consolidated Public Water Supply District 2 Board and a member of American Legion Post 722. He was a current member of Mt. Zion Christian Church, where he was serving as elder.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Debbie Hines and her husband, Chuck, of Marshall and Lezlie Baska and her husband, Mark, of Shawnee, Kan.; one son, Dean Sims of Independence; one daughter-in-law, Daphne Sims of Sweet Springs; five grandchildren, Scott Hines, Amy Hines, Luke Leever, Levi Sims and Wyatt Sims; one brother, Russell Sims of Sweet Springs; two aunts, Maudie Sims of Sweet Springs and Louella Sims Hemme of Concordia; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, David Sims.
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