|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1926|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 2011|
Wanda Eileen Sims Brown, age 85, of Barton W. Stone Home in Jacksonville, Il. and formerly of Waverly, Il. died Monday evening at the home. She was born March 24, 1926 in Waverly, Il. daughter of the late Otis and Florence Keplinger Sims. She married Wilbur "Wib" Brown on January 12, 1947 and he preceded her in death on November 10, 1970.
Surviving are three daughters, Patty Steele and husband Milton of Coupeville, Washington, Mary Jackson and husband Greg of Waverly, Il., and Betty Adams of Chandler, Arizona; two sons, Wilbur "Gene" Brown and wife Cricket of St. Simon, Georgia, and Bill Brown of Mesa, Arizona; five grandchildren, Brijin Haycraft of New Berlin, Il., Nate Steele and wife Shantina of Coupeville, Washington, Joe Jackson of Springfield, Il., Suzanne Hoole and husband John of Seattle, Washington, and Luke Adams and wife Robinette of Phoenix, Arizona; ten great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Virginia Sims of Jacksonville, Il. Mary Akers of Roodhouse, Il. and Louise Brown of Waverly, Il.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Albert Sims and Glenn Sims.
She was a 1944 graduate of Waverly High School and enjoyed the many reunions and alumni banquets with her classmates. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church in Waverly, Il. and the United Methodist Women's group and served on many committees thru the years. She was also a member of the BA Club in Waverly, Il. Wanda was a friend to many and drove many miles taking friends to appointments in the area.
Services were entrusted to Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home of Waverly, Illinois.
William "Willie" Otis Sims (1895 - 1979)
Florence Emma Keplinger Sims (1896 - 1986)
Wilbur Eugene Brown (1925 - 1970)
Wanda Eileen Sims Brown (1926 - 2011)
Glenn O Sims (1927 - 2008)*
Waverly East Cemetery
Created by: JLM
Record added: Oct 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78836054
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Added: Oct. 21, 2011