Barbara A. Sims

Nov 4, 1944 - Jul 2, 2013

Barbara A. Sims, 68, residing in Sandusky, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 2, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center after a lengthy illness.

Barbara was born Nov, 4, 1944, in Cowen, W.Va., daughter of the late Edgar and Goldie (Sutton) Johnson. She worked as a day care provider and seamstress throughout her life. 

 In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and rooting for the Cleveland Indians.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 49 years, Harry Sims; two daughters, Crystal (Joe) Gillingham and Sandra Sattler; one son, Jeffrey Sims; five grandchildren, Justin, Megan, Kendall, Ashley and Drew; two great-grandchildren; five brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her stepmother, Lena Johnson; three brothers; and one sister.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, until funeral services at 11 a.m. at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Pastor Mel Saylor will officiate. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

Those wishing to contribute to Barbara's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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