Susan Browder Sims – Lee’s Summit Tribune
June 2, 1941 ~ June 7, 2022
Susan Browder Sims, 81, of Lee’s Summit, MO, died June 7, 2022 at her apartment in John Knox Village.
Susan was born on June 2, 1941. After graduating from Lee’s Summit Senior High in 1959, she went to Missouri Valley College where she graduated in 1963, with a BS in Education. She was an essential part of Lee’s Summit elementary education; teacher for 43 years both in the R-7 Schools and at Notre-Dame de la Présentation. She has remained active in the Lee’s Summit community playing with her bridge and Mah Jong groups, serving on LSHS reunion committees, and holding various positions in PEO’s ET Chapter. She was also a member of the Lee’s Summit Historical Society and a teacher at the museum. . Susan stayed strong in her faith at Lee’s Summit Christian Church, attending Hanna’s Women’s Ministries, serving as a deacon and working in Bible school.
She is predeceased by the love of her life, Bill Sims, whom she met at Mugs Up in Lee’s Summit when she was 17. Bill and Susan have been married for 52 years. She is survived by her siblings, Jack Place, Ann Jones and Ellen Burger, as well as her daughter, Sarah Sims Burns (Michael) of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and her son, Mark Sims (Tania) of Olathe, Kan. She loved her four grandchildren, Meredith & Evan Burns and Amelia & Tate Sims.
Visitation will be at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, followed by a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Both celebrations of Susan’s life will be held at Lee’s Summit Christian Church (800 NE Tudor Rd Lee’s Summit, MO ). We ask participants to dress in a vibrant way that matches their way of life. Contributions may be made to the Lee’s Summit Education Foundation.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063