Janice Lynn Sims, daughter of the late Oather Lee Sims and Sepha Mae Dale Sims, was born on Sept. 7, 1955 in Wyatt, Mo. and died on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 56.
Janice is survived by two daughters, Crystal Gregg and husband, Aaron, of Salem, Ill., and Jennifer England of Dexter, Mo; by six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Other survivors include two brothers, Danny Sims of Murray, Ky. and John Sims of Kansas, and three sisters, Faye Morgan of Sikeston, Mo., Gale Simmering of Dexter, Mo. and Paige Tanner of Hollister, Mo.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Ms. Sims was cremated at her request.
A Celebration of Life service will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at Grace Church of the Nazarene in Salem, Ill. with Kevin Donoho officiating. Burial will be private.
The family will gather to receive friends at the church from 2 p.m. until the service hour.
Memorials may be made to the family and accepted by Rankin Funeral Home, 310 North Broadway, Salem, Ill. 62881.