Norma Jean Sims

Norma Jean Sims, 65 of Odon, IN went to her Heavenly home on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospice of Indianapolis with her loving family by her side.

Jean was born February 20, 1952 to the late Thomas A. and Bernadette George nee, Dobson in Jeffersonville, IN.  Jean was a 1970 graduate of Shoals High School and was wed to her high school sweetheart Stephen “Steve” Sims shortly after on July 2, 1971.  Jean had various jobs throughout the years but home healthcare was her calling and she worked in that field for many years .  During this time Steve and Jean had three children; Lori Sims, April Horn (Erich), and David Sims (Rachel).  After Jean became a grandmother her life changed greatly, they were her reason for living.  She logged many miles to see them, support them, and enjoy their activities.  Her face lit up at just the mention of their names; they were they true loves of her life.  The grandchildren that were so dear to Jean are; Abby Horn, Brennan Sims, Kylie Sims, Mason Sims and Colyn Sims.

Jean had a passion for all youth and spent many years as a youth leader at her former church and prepared countless meals while working at Nipgen camp.  The last 18 years have been spent assisting her husband in the pastoring of Shiloh Church of God.

Jean also leaves behind a brother, Carroll George (Roberta), 4 sisters, Linda Bauer (Cletus), Marlene Baugh, Donna Downs (Bob), and Mary Ann Kuper; many nieces and nephews; and a caring church family.

Preceding her in death are her parents and two brothers, John T. George and Hilbert E. George.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 4pm until 8pm at Dover Hill CCCU Church 15581 IN. 450 Shoals, IN 47581 with a service following on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11am also at the church with visitation from 9am until time of service.  Burial to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Gill Funeral Service. You may leave the family a condolence online at