Dewitt Obits

Dorothy Patricia Sims of Argenta

During the morning hours of Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Dorothy Patricia Sims, 77, left her earthly home to join her family that had left before her.

A graveside service will be held 11:30 A.M. Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, Il. with Stu Ellis, Chaplain, officiating. Friends may call from 10-11 A.M. Friday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL. Memorials may be directed to Homeward Bound Pet Shelter, Decatur, Il.

Dorothy was born in a one room log cabin on a cold day, November 24th 1935 in South Mindoka, Ontario to Wanda Wein and Nickoli Supa. She was joined by her sister Margaret Young Boysman 2 years later.

Dorothy spent many of her childhood days exploring the wilderness of her beloved Canada. She attended a one room school house from grades 1-8, walking 2 miles each way; occasionally on snow shoes when the snow flew.

Dorothy met Robert Eugene Sims while working as a telephone operator assisting his calls to his mother while he was stationed in Maine. Dorothy and Robert married August 22, 1953. They were soon blessed with 3 children, Jo Ann, Michael and Melissa.

They purchased a home in Argenta, IL and spent many happy years there with family and friends.

Dorothy worked as a custodian at the Argenta Post Office and as a secretary for Buckley Bros. She enjoyed traveling, music, reading, dancing, knitting and teaching her family all about the wonderment of the universe with her beautiful mind.

Surviving her departure are her children: Jo Ann C. (Sims) Patrick and her husband Ronald D., Michael R. Sims and his wife Kimberly K., and Melissa G. (Sims) Davis; also 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Robert Sims, and her parents.

Special thanks to Beth and Michelle on 4100 for their outstanding care during this difficult time.