Rebecca Sims

Obituary of Rebecca Sims

Rebecca M. Sims, 67, passed away on March 10, 2024, following an 11-year battle with ovarian cancer. Mrs. Sims was born to the late George Mann and Reba Mann on January 5, 1957, in Lexington, Ky. She worked as a dental lab technician at the UK College of Dentistry for 33 years. Rebecca loved UK football and basketball. She also loved cooking, gardening, and sewing. She was a lifelong member of Southland Christian Church. 


Mrs. Sims is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Stephen P. Sims. Her children, Calvin Townsend, Jr. (Grace), Christopher Townsend (Yuri), and Caleigh Moore (Brian). Her stepchildren, Shelley S. Volpenhein (Tim), Holly Jo Sims-Bruno (Michael), Jenna L. Meadows (Brandon), her siblings, Carolyn Johnson, Susan Stillwagon (Bruce) and Curt Mann (Christine). Her stepmom Brenda Mann, and 11 grandchildren. 


Our family is grateful to the Markey Cancer Center, especially Dr. Lauren Baldwin and her team, for caring for Rebecca. They are wonderful people that we are now connected to for life. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Rebecca’s memory to support Ovarian Cancer Research done right at Markey. Gifts can be given online at  “In Memory of Rebecca Sims”, or mailed to “UK Ovarian Research, PO Box 34184, Lexington, KY 40588. 


There will be a Celebration of Life for Mrs. Sims at Clark Legacy Center in Nicholasville on March 23, 2024, from 1-4pm. 

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Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Clark Legacy Center - Lexington
601 E. Brannon Road
Nicholasville, Kentucky, United States
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