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Sue A. Sims

Posted on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Nov. 26, 1942 - Dec. 7, 2012

ELKHART — Sue Ann Sims, 70, of Elkhart, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Golden Living Center of Elkhart after a courageous battle with cancer.

Sue was born Nov. 26, 1942, in Michigan to Russell Eugene and Mary Ellen (Adams) Sodeman.

She is survived by three children, Steven Witwer, Laura (Troy) Wagner and Matthew (Jennifer) Sims, all of Elkhart; three granddaughters, Amanda Peffley, Stephanie Anderson and Nikki Witwer; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Nancy (James) Watson of Bristol and Sandra Hively of Niles, Mich.; one brother, Jack Sodeman of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Sims, who passed away on Jan. 23, 2009; her parents; two brothers, Terry and Tim Sodeman; and a brother-in-law, Leslie Hively.

Sue worked for Coachman for many years before her retirement. She will be remembered for her love of her family, long walks outdoors with friends and riding motorcycles.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola. Chapel Hill is handling arrangements. Pastor Nancy Warren will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapelhillmemorial.com.