Shelby Sims

Shelby Sims

Shelby Sims, 78, of Tamms, died at 9:46 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at her home.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1938, in Mill Creek, the daughter of Marvin and Juanita McRaven Kerr.

She married Conrad “Pete” Sims on Jan. 22, 1955. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2002.

She worked in her earlier years operating a grocery store in Elco, after that she worked nearly 20 years for Florsheim Shoe Co. in Anna and Cape Girardeau, and then worked at Marilyn’s Florist in Tamms. She attended the Tamms Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Jackie (Kim) Bledsoe of Olive Branch and Candy (Eddie) Anderson of Tamms; a son, Rusty (Karrie) Sims of Vienna; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Shirley Cauble and Shiela Swinburne, both of Marion; a brother, Timmy Kerr of Jacksonville, Fla.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad “Pete” Sims and parents.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, with Pastor Pete Vinson officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Tamms was in charge of arrangements.

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