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Gladys Sims

September 4, 1922 — April 9, 2016

Obituary for Gladys Sims

GLADYS L. SIMS WAS BORN SEPTEMEBER 4, 1922 ON THE FAMILY FARM NEAR HUGOTON KS SHE

DEPARTED THIS WORLD APRIL 9 2016 AT THE SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER IN LIBERAL KS

BORN TO WALTER M. GUYER AND ALTA SHE WAS WELCOMED BY BROTHERS

WILLIAM MERLIN GUYER AND WAYNE C GUYER. GLADYS ATTENDED HUGOTON HIGH SCHOOL AND

GRADUATED IN MAY 1940 SHE LIVED ALL HER LIFE IN STEVENS COUNTY EXCEPT WHEN SHE ATTENDED

COLORADO WOMENS COLLEGE IN DENVER COLORADO. AFTER GRADUATION IN MAY 1943, SHE CAME

HOME TO THE FAMILY FARM DURING THE WAR WHILE BOTH BROTHERS WERE IN THE MILITARY. SHE

WENT TO WORK AT THE CITIZENS STATE BANK OF HUGOTON IN THE FALL OF 1943 WORKING AS A

TELLER, SHE MET GEORGE ALBERT SIMS AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN JUNE 1944. TO THIS UNION WERE

BORN TWINS, CARL JAY AND CAROLYN KAY. SADLY, CARL JAY ONLY LIVED A FEW DAYS. AFTER A FEW

YEARS, ANOTHER GIRL, JANINE YVETTE WAS BORN IN 1959. GLADYS CONTINUED TO WORK AT THE CITIZENS STATE BANK UNTIL SHE RETIRED IN 1989.

GLADYS WAS ACTIVE IN THE CHURCH, AUDITING BOOKS, ACTING CHAIRMAN OF SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND MAINTAINING THE ORGAN FUND. BUT MOST OF ALL SHE SANG IN SMALL GROUPS, DUETS AND

ENJOYED THE CHURCH CHOIR. OUTSIDE THE CHURCH, SHE MAINTAINED THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION DONATIONS FOR STEVENS COUNTY FOR MANY YEARS.

THOSE WHO HAVE GONE ON BEFORE HER ARE: HER PARENTS, WALTER & ALTA GUYER, HER BROTHERS,

WILLIAM MERLIN GUYER, 1944,HER SON, CARL JAY SIMS IN 1944, HER BROTHER WAYNE C. GUYER IN 1984 AND HIS WIFE L.FERN GUYER IN 2009. AFTER 69 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, HER BELOVED HUSBAND, GEORGE A.SIMS PASSED IN 2012.

THOSE SURVIVING ARE: CAROLYN K. SNEED, CAMILLE A. RICHERT AND HUSBAND PRESTON AND FOUR

GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, CRAIG A. SNEED AND WIFE TERESA AND TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN,

COLETTE M. SNEED. JANINE Y. BELTZ AND HUSBAND DALE, JOSEPH D.BELTZ, KYLER J BELTZ, JUSTIN K. BELTZ AND WIFE ALEXA AND TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. WE ARE HONORED TO CALL HER MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, GREAT GRANDMOTHER AND FRIEND.

SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 2:00PM ON SATURDAY APRIL 16TH AT THE HUGOTON UNITED METHODIST

CHURCH IN HUGOTON KANSAS WITH REVERAND BECKY DAVISON OFFICIATING..

MEMORIALS ARE SUGGESTED TO THE METHODIST CHURCH FOR THE ORGAN FUND AND THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IOAM – FRIDAY AT PAUL-ROBSON FUNERAL HOME IN HUGOTON KS.

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