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Obituary for Kenneth L. Sims
Kenneth L. Sims was born June 4, 1928 in Palisade, NE. He was the son of Zola and Claude Sims. He is preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. He joined the Navy in 1945 and served his country until 1949. In 1951 he married Virginia Smith and they celebrated 64 years of marriage in April of this year. They were blessed with 2 sons. He moved to the De Soto area in 1952 to work as an electrician at the Sunflower Army Ammunition plant, Westinghouse and retired in 1987 form General Motors after 25 years. Kenneth was a Mason for over 50 years and earned the 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite. He served as a past Master and Chaplin of De Soto Masonic Lodge #40. He was a Shriner of Abdallah Temple of OP, KS and in 1975 served as President of the Antique Car Division. He enjoyed attending Navy ship reunions, old cars and his family. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Virginia, 2 sons Ken and Connie of Lenexa, KS; Tony and Trish of Grass Valley, CA., 2 Grandsons Joshua and Emily of Olathe, KS. Kyle and Amber of Mission, KS., and 2 Great Grandchildren - Elizabeth and Garrett. Come celebrate a life well lived. Services will be held on Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00 at De Soto Baptist Church, 8655 Church St., De Soto KS 66018 Visitation will be held at the church on Monday evening, September 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Masonic service will begin at 7:00. ��Memorial contributions can be made to: De Soto Baptist Church, PO Box E, De Soto, KS 66018, Eudora Baptist Church, PO Box 703, Eudora, KS 66025 or Abdallah Shriners, 5300 Metcalf Ave, Mission, KS 66202. �� In charge of service: Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel 913-583-1002