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Janace J. Sims

February 1, 1942 — August 29, 2021

Janace J Sims passed from this worldly sphere on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at her home.

Janace was born on February 1, 1942, in Calloway County, Kentucky to Van B. and Zara Darnell Sims. Janace attended Lynn Grove School from 1949 to 1960. She was a member of the last graduating class before county schools were consolidated. She attended Draughns Business School in Paducah, Kentucky 1960-1961. In 1961 her working career began at Hafford James Bumper & Grill Shop, then to Kent Miller's Seed & Grain, then to Rudy's Restaurant. In 1969 she moved to the Chicago area. In February 1977 she settled into thirty-two- & one-half years of service at Bakery, Cracker, Pie, & Yeast Wagons Drivers Welfare & Pension Fund in Chicago, IL. In August 2009 she retired and moved back to Murray, Kentucky. After retirement, she enjoyed her time with family, friends, her association with United Daughters of Confederacy, and Calloway County Genealogy Club. She was proud to have served as officer in both organizations. She was a member of WOW Lodge #592. She worshiped at West Murray Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Jackson Ewing & Josephine, (Turner), Sims, maternal grandparents Almontie Alfonse & Notie Pearl, (Douglas), Darnell, parents Van B & Zara Almontie, (Darnell), Sims, brothers Jack Cole Sims, William Lynn Sims, Joe R Sims, nephews Gary William & Cindy, (Goodsell) Sims and Dale Edward Sims, sisters-in-law Faye, (Harvey), Sims, (Jack), Kathryn, (Dunaway), Sims, (William), Wilma Jo, (Futrell), Sims, (Joe), sister-in-heart Ola Mae, (Roberts), Dycus, and Linda Fennell.

She is survived by nephews, Richard Sims, (Jewelyn), of Sanibel Island, Fl, Rusty Sims (Lesa), of Murray, Ky, nieces Karen Lynn, (Kenny), Johnson of Tompkinsville, KY, Billene, (Steve), Courtney of Reidland, Kentucky; as well as several great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the Murray Memorial Gardens with John McKee officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959 or to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
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Thursday, September 2, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Graveside Service

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Murray Memorial Gardens

615 S 12th St, Murray, KY 42071

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