Jo Anne (Wickham) Sims

February 27, 1942 - January 6, 2016
Jo Anne (Wickham) Sims

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Jo Anne (Wickham) Sims, 73 passed away at her Wellsville residence on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Stratton, Ohio on February 27, 1942 a daughter to the late Thurl Wickham and Anna (Sedmak) Boggs. Jo Anne lived all of her life in this area, was an avid yard sale shopper and a loving mother, sister and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband Benny L. Sims; three sons: Kaven Sims and his wife Amy, Benny K. Sims, and Barry Sims and his wife Michelle all of Wellsville, OH; three brothers:  Thurl Wickham of Wellsville, OH, Stanley Wickham and his wife Joan of Irondale, OH and Joseph Wickham and  his wife Barbara of Alabama; two sisters:  Nancy Spencer and her husband Harold of Highlandtown, OH and Debbie Ward and her husband Marland of Medina, OH and grandchildren:  Brittany Sims, Benny K. Sims Jr., Mattew Sims, Austin Sims and Jason Sims.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Mitzi Kay Sims and two sisters:  Creola Butler and Marjorie Kavanagh.

Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11 AM with Rev. Gary Lemasters officiating. Burial will take place in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Family will be present to receive friends at the Wellsville Funeral Home on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

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Wellsville, Ohio 43968

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  • January 10, 2016
    AJ says:
    My deepest sympathy to you. It is heart-warming to know that we can pour out our feelings to God who promises to comfort our hearts. (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17) May you find hope and peace through God's promise of resurrection. (John 5:28, 29)