Kelly J. Sims: Loving wife, mother, friend


Kelly J. Sims was a loved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who passed from this life too soon at the age of 56 on Sept. 7.

Kelly J. Sims was a loved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who passed from this life too soon at the age of 56 on Sept. 7. She was born Dec. 24, 1957 in Hastings, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jackie Lewis.

She is survived by her husband Tommy Sims, sons Ed VanDerMolen, Eric VanDerMolen and Austin Ellis, her father Ron Lewis and three sisters; Kim O’Mara, Kathy Harrington and Bari Horton, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kelly deeply loved her family and friends and nurtured too many friendships to list. Among the many activities she enjoyed were spending time with her dogs, fishing and riding motorcycles with her husband and their friends.

Kelly graduated from Hastings High School in Hastings and was employed at Publix.

Services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Franklin, Tennessee on Sept, 12 at 2 p.m. with a celebration of life planned afterwards.

Kelly’s wishes were that in lieu of flowers that donations are made to the American Cancer Society or Alive Hospice.

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