Alice Sims


NEY -- Alice Jeanette (Garver) Sims, 86, of Ney, Ohio, went home to her heavenly Lord and Savior at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Facility, where she was a resident.

Mrs. Sims was a graduate of Ney High School, class of 1946. She was a secretary for the Central Local Schools for over 30 years and was also a secretary for the Defiance County Schools' superintendent. Alice was a member of the Ney Church of God and the Northwest Ohio and Toledo chapters of the Sweet Adelines.

Alice was born on September 21, 1927, in Ney, Ohio, the daughter of Arl and Susie (Connolly) Garver. She married William "Frank" Sims on March 12, 1949, and he preceded her in death on June 4, 2006.

Alice was a loving mother of her sons, Maury (Deb) Sims, Steve (Sherry) Sims and Dennis Sims, all of Ney; loving grandmother of eight grandchildren, Joy Smith, Hope Kiessling, Brett Sims, Amber O'Bryan, Heather Bell, Kelsey Sims, Brittany Sims and Eric Sims; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by her brothers, Don and Ned Garver, both of Bryan; and a sister, Maribel Duckworth of Bryan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Mark Garver; and an infant sister, Arleen Garver.

Visitation for Alice J. Sims will be held Sunday, August 24, 2014, in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Ney Church of God, with Pastor Kevin King officiating. Interment will follow in Ney Cemetery. There will be one hour of visitation on Monday at the church prior to the funeral services.

Memorials may be given to the Ney Church of God or an organization of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to and the online register may be signed at

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