Teena Sims, retired Director of Adult Education at Olathe Bible Church, and resident of Olathe, KS, passed away on December 25, 2017 at the age of 61 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Teena is survived by her husband, David Sims; her daughters Meridith and Miranda; and her brothers Terome and Gordon. She is predeceased by her parents, Roy and Rosemary Gough.

Teena was born in Marion, Indiana on July 8, 1956 to Roy and Rosemary. She graduated from Taylor University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and later graduated from Ball State University with a Master’s degree in Library Science. She fell in love with David Sims, and they were married on July 28, 1979. She taught English at the junior high, high school and college level for several years. On May 4, 1984 and February 17, 1988, respectively, she welcomed their two beautiful daughters, who were the most important part of her life. She served on the staff at Olathe Bible Church for 18 years prior to her retirement in April 2017.

Teena was a devoted mother and wife. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her granddaughter. She enjoyed reading novels and being social in her church community. She was a devout Christ-follower and a mentor to many women over the years, too numerous to count. She will be deeply missed by friends, family, and all who were blessed to know her.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 am on December 30 at Olathe Bible Church 13700 W. 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062. Pastor John Blackburn will officiate.

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