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Benny L. Sims

July 8, 1941 - March 27, 2016

Benny L Sims, 74 of Wellsville passed away at East Liverpool City Hospital on Sunday, March 27, 2016 following a lengthy illness.

He was born on July 8, 1941 in Port Homer Ohio, a son of the late Frank Sims and Myrtle (Basinger) Sims.

Having lived his entire life in the area, Benny worked as a crane operator for Crucible Steel for 17 years before retiring in 1981. Benny was a Veteran of the United States Army and was an avid yard sale goer.

Benny is survived by three sons: Kaven Sims and his wife Amy, Benny Sims, and Barry Sims and his wife Michelle all of Wellsville; two sisters: Hazel Salsberry and Margaret Francis and her husband Harry and 5 grandchildren: Brittany Sims, Benny K. Sims Jr. Matthew Sims, Austin Sims and Jason Sims

In addition to his parents Benny was preceded in death by the love of his life Jo Anne (Wickham) Sims who died January 6, 2016; a daughter: Mitzi Kay Sims; three brothers: Frank Sims, Murel Sims and William Sims and three sisters: Isabel LeMasters, Edna Neill and Betty Trevor.

Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11AM with Rev. Gary LeMasters officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

The family will be present to receive friends at the Wellsville funeral home on Thursday March 31, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M.

Family and friends may view this obituary and leave online condolences online at or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.


Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016


Spring Hill Cemetery

Wellsville, Ohio 43968

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