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Barbara Sims

March 20, 1936 ~ August 23, 2017 (age 81)

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Funeral Service
August 26, 2017

9:00 AM
Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home
203 N. Armstrong
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

August 27, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home
203 N. Armstrong
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

August 28, 2017

12:30 PM
Leavenworth National Cemetery
105 Muncie Rd.
Leavenworth, KS 66048


Barbara Jean Sims, 81, of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 20, 1936, in Kansas City, the daughter of Walter Rush and Edna Vern (Lyons) Ewing. She departed this life, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at her daughter’s home surrounded with love and family. 

Barbara was a 1956 Southeast High School graduate.  On September 21, 1957, she was united in marriage to James Dickson Sims, Jr. in Henrietta, Oklahoma; he preceded her in death on April 4, 1985.

She spent most of her life in Kansas City and the Grandview area before moving to Pleasant Hill in 2003. 

She was employed as a Hostess and Waitress for several Kansas City restaurants.  She was a former member of the Heartland Tabernacle in Belton and a current and active member of the Grace Family Fellowship in Pleasant Hill.  She enjoyed road trips, dining out, going to church, especially Bible Study, and spending time with her family.

Barbara was also preceded in death by her parents; and one daughter, Sharon Ross in 1999; 5 brothers, Roy, Lloyd, Gene, Ronnie, and Lee; and one sister, Edna Vern Smith.

She is survived by two daughters, Loretta Butricks and Janet Zumwalt, both of Pleasant Hill; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 28, 2017, at the funeral home. Reverend Wyatt Shanks  officiated.  Interment was in the Leavenworth National Cemetery.  Casket bearers  were Brandon Cantwell, Jeremiah Hall, Joshua Hall, William Ross, Jr., and Michael Zumwalt.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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