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Mary L. (Miller) Sims

March 9, 1950 ~ August 31, 2019 (age 69)


Mary L. Sims, 69, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday August 31, 2019 at UPH Trinity, Rock Island.

A Memorial service will be held 10am on Monday September 9, 2019 at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be 2:00-5:00pm Sunday at Wheelan Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan. Inurnment will be in Chippiannock Cemetery. Memorials may be left to First Lutheran Church, Rock Island.

Mary was born on March 9, 1950 in Moline the daughter of John and Nellie (Davis) Miller. She married Raymond G. Sims on November 12, 1971.

Mary was a graduate of Sherrard High School. Mary spent much of her marriage at home, raising her two daughters, but had numerous jobs over the years. She worked as a clerk in the accounting office at Jaydon for 10 years.

 She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, enjoyed volunteering at Coyne Center Grade School and active with the Sherrard Library Board.

Survivors include her daughters, Erica (Gregory) Bollendorf, Aurora, Samantha (Nathan) Pidde, Chadwick, IL; grandchildren, Nicholas Bollendorf, Tabitha Bollendorf, Charles Pidde, Jonathan Pidde; siblings, Patricia Shields, Milan, Janet Manary, Milan, John Miller, Preemption, Walt Miller, Sherrard. A special thank you to her dear friends, Diana Berube and Jane Koob and nephew, Tim Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Barbara Mowell.

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September 8, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory Milan
201 E. 4th Avenue
Milan, IL 61264

Memorial Service
September 9, 2019

10:00 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1600 20th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

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