2017-11-15 / Obituaries

Isabelle Lorene Sims, 92


Isabelle Sims Isabelle Sims Isabelle Lorene (Templeman) Sims, 92, of Cloverdale was called home by God on Friday, November 10, 2017, at Putnam County Hospital.

Lorene was born on August 9, 1925 in Greencastle, Indiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Lee Payne Templeman and Flem Dud Templeman.

She was married to Floyd Ivy Sims, for more than 59 years. They were wed on January 4, 1949. Floyd preceded her in death on April 22, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her brother, George Templeman.

Floyd and Lorene have five children, Marjorie Kay Sims Buehler, June Sims Finney, Linda Sims (Terry) Hoffa, Mike Sims and (Carol) Jeanna Sims. Lorene is also survived by 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, one niece, and three nephews.

Lorene was born in Greencastle, Indiana and graduated from New Maysville (Bainbridge) High School in 1939. She attended Business College in Indianapolis. She worked at Montgomery Wards in Greencastle and after she and Floyd were married, they farmed in rural Cloverdale for their entire married life.

Lorene was an active member of Amity Baptist Church in Cloverdale for more than 60 years, serving in the choir, teaching Sunday school, volunteering with vacation Bible school for many years and published the church programs for more than 41 years. She was also an active member of the Ladies Fidelity Bible Class, and the Daytime Darlings Home Economics Club.

Lorene loved to travel and always eagerly anticipated the next adventure. A favorite trip was her Alaskan cruise. One of her latest adventures was an airboat ride in Florida, and riding the Skyway at the Indiana State Fair.

Lorene had just moved into Mill Pond Health Campus a month earlier. She felt safe and enjoyed the many activities and being served her meals. She loved getting her nails done and catching up with longtime friends.

Services were held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 with Pastors Tim Tesmer and Kevin Ooley officiating. Interment services followed at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Lorene’s daughters greeted family and friends at Amity Baptist Church following the services.

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