Benny L. Sims

July 8, 1941 - March 27, 2016
Benny L. Sims

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Benny L Sims, 74 of Wellsville passed away at East Liverpool City Hospital on Sunday, March 27, 2016 following a lengthy illness.

He was born on July 8, 1941 in Port Homer Ohio, a son of the late Frank Sims and Myrtle (Basinger) Sims.

Having lived his entire life in the area, Benny worked as a crane operator for Crucible Steel for 17 years before retiring in 1981. Benny was a Veteran of the United States Army and was an avid yard sale goer.

Benny is survived by three sons: Kaven Sims and his wife Amy, Benny Sims, and Barry Sims and his wife Michelle all of Wellsville; two sisters: Hazel Salsberry and Margaret Francis and her husband Harry and 5 grandchildren: Brittany Sims, Benny K. Sims Jr. Matthew Sims, Austin Sims and Jason Sims

In addition to his parents Benny was preceded in death by the love of his life Jo Anne (Wickham) Sims who died January 6, 2016; a daughter: Mitzi Kay Sims; three brothers: Frank Sims, Murel Sims and William Sims and three sisters: Isabel LeMasters, Edna Neill and Betty Trevor.

Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11AM with Rev. Gary LeMasters officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

The family will be present to receive friends at the Wellsville funeral home on Thursday March 31, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M.

Family and friends may view this obituary and leave online condolences online at or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.



Friday, April 1, 2016

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Wellsville, Ohio 43968

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  • March 28, 2016
    Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Benny L. Sims, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of..... US Army Veteran, Benny L. Sims, “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • March 30, 2016
    Lyn Pethtel says:
    My mother asked me to send her sincere condolences in the passing of Mr. Sims. She was friends with both Benny and Jo Anne as they spent a lot of time garage selling together. My mother still has a garden shovel made for her by Jo Anne and Benny. She is deeply sadden by the passing of her dear "sale buddies". My mother, Emelene Sheets is 88 yrs. old now and lives at Auburn Skilled Nursing Facility in Salem, Ohio. I promised her I would send the family her message . God Bless