ROCK ISLAND—Mary L. Sims, 69, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at UPH Trinity, Rock Island.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Wheelan Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan. Inurnment will be in Chippiannock Cemetery.

Memorials may be left to First Lutheran Church, Rock Island.

Mary was born March 9, 1950, in Moline, the daughter of John and Nellie (Davis) Miller. She married Raymond G. Sims Nov. 12, 1971.

Mary was a graduate of Sherrard High School. Mary spent much of her marriage at home, raising her two daughters, but had numerous jobs over the years. She worked as a clerk in the accounting office at Jaydon for 10 years.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Rock Island, enjoyed volunteering at Coyne Center Grade School and was active with the Sherrard Library Board.

Survivors include her daughters, Erica (Gregory) Bollendorf of Aurora and Samantha (Nathan) Pidde of Chadwick; grandchildren, Nicholas Bollendorf, Tabitha Bollendorf, Charles Pidde and Jonathan Pidde; siblings, Patricia Shields of Milan, Janet Manary of Milan, John Miller of Preemption, and Walt Miller of Sherrard. A special thank you to her dear friends, Diana Berube and Jane Koob and nephew, Tim Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Mowell.

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