|March 22, 1914 - December 26, 2011|
|Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm Thursday December 29, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: 10:30am Friday December 30, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island|
|Interment: , at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois |
|Ruth Sims, 97, of Andalusia, passed away Monday December 26, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her family. |
Funeral services will be 10:30am Friday December 30, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4-7pm Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island with a rosary recited at 3:30pm. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island.
Ruth was born on March 22, 1914 in North Henderson, IL, the daughter of Simeon and Lillian (Fritz) Dunn. She married Milton R. Sims on August 31, 1940 in Washington, DC. He preceded her in death on January 3, 2008.
Mrs. Sims was employed as a secretary at the Rock Island Arsenal for over 25 years before retiring in 1973. Prior to working at the Arsenal she had been employed by the Social Security Administration in Baltimore, MD.
Ruth was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Rock Island and the Daughterís of the American Revolution. She loved spending time with her family especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her hobbies included playing cards, horseback riding, traveling, gardening, knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include her children (and spouses), David (Pat) Sims, Bethesda, MD,
Mary Pat (Harlan) Tanner, Andalusia, JoAnne (Larry) Polley, Fenton, MO.; grandchildren, Ruth (Michael) Sherrard, Beth (Lou) Badillo and Lily Polley; great grandchildren, Rebbekkah, Sydney, Mikhaila, Jakob and Natalia; a nephew, Bill (Mary) Oswald, Tulsa, OK.
She was preceded in death by a sister.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.
David, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to you and family at the loss of your mother. Your experience now is one I had over three years ago after caring for my mother for seven years. The loss of a parent is never easy no matter the age of the parent or children left behind. Since Iím out of town and unable to attend the visitation, I am using this means to communicate my sentiments. God Bless!
Alleman Class of Ď64
-- Terry Stimpson
Our prayers and sympathy to you all on the death of your dear Mom and Grandmotoher. Ruth was always a happy person as we would see her at Mass at Sacred Heart and also in our contact with her for the DAR award she presented to Jordan Catholic Students for many years. We are unable to be at the visitation and funeral as we now live in Dubuque. However, we will be thinking of you all these days.
God bless you.81540
-- S.M.Paulina, BVM and S.M.Catherina, BVM
You all have our condolences at this sad time for your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
-- Bill and Pat (Sherrard) Burke