Betty was born to the late Vedis Troglin Makoski and Luther Martin Sims at Dunlap, TN on November 28, 1924. Besides her parents, one sister, Eula Sims Jones, preceded her in death.
She was a teller at the Bank of Harlan for 35 years, working until she was 80 years of age in 2004. She also worked for the Coca Cola Bottling Company and was secretary and store manager for Cardinal Gem Coal Company for 20 years.
Betty is survived by one brother, Charles L. (Louise) Sims, Alexandria, VA; four nieces: Joyce (Charles) Berger, Rosspoint, KY; Diane (Harold) Turner, London, KY; Janet (Claude) Wilson, Fresh Meadows, KY; and Kathy Robinson, South Ridings, VA; one nephew, Chuck (Connie) Sims, Alexandria, VA.
Also surviving are seven great nieces, Robin (Steven) Magnani, Loyall; Betsy (Chet) Williams, Barbados; Lea (Chris) Shaw, Lexington, KY; Whitney Turner, Louisville, KY; Heather (Gene) Fisher, Fresh Meadows, KY; Kara Sims, Alexandria, VA; and Jessica Robinson, South Ridings, VA; four great nephews, C.C. Wilson, Fresh Meadows, KY; Derek Turner, London, KY; Chad and Conner Sims, Alexandria, VA; six great-great nieces: Lexie and Caroline Magnani, Loyall, KY; Callie Wilson, Emma and SaraKate Fisher, Fresh Meadows, KY; and Blakelea Shaw, Lexington, KY; five great-great nephews: Colby Wilson and Tye Patrick, Fresh Meadows, KY; Christian Magnani, Loyall, KY; Stetson, Slade, and Woodson Shaw, Lexington, KY; and three wonderful caregivers: Ann Varney, Diane Helton, and Kim Ealy.
Graveside services for family and friends will be Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Resthaven Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Brandon Pugh officiating.
Private visitation will be held at Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home for her family.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be given to the Church or charity of your choice in memory of Betty.
Condolences may be left at www.harlanobits.net.
Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Betty Joyce Simms.