Lena Mae Sims

Bedford – Lena Mae Sims, 85, of Bedford, died at 8:10 am on Friday, November 17, 2017 at her residence.

Born May 2, 1932 in Pope Co. IL, she was the daughter of Reedus and Ethel (Harlow) Maynor. She married Donald Lee Sims on December 23, 1955 and he preceded her in death on December 10, 2007. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling. She loved her family and was the best mother ever and a super mawmaw.

Survivors include two daughters, Leah Brinegar and husband, Karl, of Bedford, Kimberly Sowder and husband, Terry, of Oolitic; three grandchildren, Tiffany Hobson and husband, Justin, of Bedford, Kyle Brinegar and wife, Tabatha, of Hymera, IN and Jake Sowder, of Oolitic; four great grandchildren, Korbyn, Khloe, and Kason Brinegar, and Kane Hobson; Baby I Love You due January 8, 2018; a brother, Albert Maynor and wife, Nola, of Eddyville, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 19th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Sunday, November 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A graveside committal will be at 1:00 pm (Illinois time) on Monday, November 20th at New Liberty Cemetery in Eddyville, IL.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.