Neva Mae Sims, age 98, died Saturday morning, January 4, 2014, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
She was born December 20, 1915 at Collano, Kansas, the daughter of Morton and Ruby (Paden) Griggs. As a young girl she attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 1934. A lifetime resident of Meade, she had worked at Marrs and Twist, Eads, and for 36 years as an Assistant Meade County Treasurer.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, several bridge clubs, and the BPW. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, crocheting, reading, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.
On June 20, 1934, she married Kenneth Day Sims at Meade, Kansas. He precedes her in death on November 12, 1997.
She is survived by:
Her children, Mary Kay Berghaus of Meade, Kansas
Patrick Rion Sims of rural Meade, Kansas
Morton Van Sims of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fourteen grandchildren Fifteen great-grandchildren Three great-great-grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her husband; a son, Larry Day Sims in 1999; a grandson, Ron; a sister, Maude; and her parents.
Celebration of life services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2014, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary Chapel, Meade. Inurnment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade. Cremation has taken place.
The family would welcome memorials to the Lone Tree Retirement Center in care of the funeral home.