Julia Sims


March 20, 1942 – July 9, 2022

LINGLE – After a short fight of cancer, Julia Sims passed away July 9 at her daughter’s home in Sheridan. Julia was born March 20, 1940, to Kenneth and Thelma Kellner in Kimball, Nebraska. She met the love of her life Richard Sims and was married April 28, 1956. The couple moved around Nebraska and Wyoming before settling in Lingle. Through their love of 65 years, they had five children (Dean, Patti, Coralea, Mark, and Tina), 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. 

Hundreds of children were safely transported to and from school, as Julia drove school bus for Goshen County School District for 46 years. She also touched the lives of many elderly adults through the home health care she provided. Her family will remember the many Sunday meals and get-togethers Julia hosted. She modeled kindness, caring and passion for family. 

Julia is preceded in death by her parents Keith and Thelma, brothers Jerry and Larry Kellner and grandson Travis Sims.

She is survived by her husband Richard; two sons Dean, Mark (Nyana); two sisters-in-law Ellen and Alice, three daughters, Patti (Gene) Prickett, Coralea Kilgore and Tina Bowlin, 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Julia has been cremated and will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lingle. The family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date. 

Online condolences may be written at kanefuneralhome.com.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.

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