Vera Sims was born Vera Doerr to Emil and Theresa (Rosie) Adolf Doerr on June 4,1933.

At age six she lost her mom to colon cancer. For the next six years, Vera spent her days never sure where she sleep that night. After being passed back and forth between aunts and uncles, her daddy put his his foot down and she went home to take care of her dad and brother. She grew up during difficult times as the depression ended and WWII began, and she felt the effects of being of German descent in a time of heightened paranoia.

In 1950, Vera married the love of her life, Graham Dean Sims. They were married nearly sixty-three years before Graham fell asleep in death.

Between 1951 and 1967, Vera gave birth to and raised five children. In 1972 Vera and Graham began studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses and in 1973 they dedicated their lives to Jehovah and were baptized. Vera was a loving and dedicated mother and wife.

She fell asleep in death Monday evening, March 16, 2020. Vera is survived by her three sons, Dean (Vonnie) Sims, Wyatt Sims, Morgan (Angie) Sims; and two daughters, Tammy Sims and Judy (Bill) Hasch; sisters-in-law, Marion Smith and Ann Louise Gist; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.