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Marguerite Ellen Sims, age 96, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the Olathe Hospice House. She was born on April 16, 1920, in Stanton Township, Miami County, Kan., the daughter of William and Hazel Ricketts Skeens.

She was a homemaker and married George Verlas Sims on Nov. 21, 1939. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1999.

Marguerite was a member of the La Cygne United Methodist Church and the UMW, American Legion Auxiliary, Delta Sigma Chi Bridge Club and the La Cygne Fiesta Committee.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter Judith Turentine; two sons-in-law James Turentine and James Sims-West; two brothers William and Warren; and three sisters Helen, Virginia and Francis.

Marguerite is survived by two sons Thomas Sims and wife, Barbara; Warren Sims and wife, Cristie; a daughter Nancy Sims-West; two brothers Don and Milton Skeens; a sister Marie Shelden; eight grand- and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the La Cygne United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the La Cygne United Methodist Church. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

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