Patsy Ruth (Toole) Sims, 86, passed away on December 10, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Patsy was born June 16, 1931 to William H. and Ina Mae (Dumm) Toole. On April 10, 1954, she married Ted Lewis Sims, her husband of 60 years, who preceded her in death in 2014. She was also preceded by brothers, Richard, William, Jr., Russell, Robert and Larry. Patsy was proud of her children, Dan (Kim) Toole, Cindy (Don) Valentine, Lindy (Scott) Barthelmas, Eddie (Lisa) Sims, who will carry on her love for life. Also surviving: grandchildren, Kellen Valentine, Mandy (Jack) Toole, Kory (Darci) Valentine, Kris (Katie) Barthelmas, Kara (Kyle) Davis, Alex (Eric) Toole, Chad Barthelmas, Malia Sims and Liam Sims; great-grandchildren, Landrie and Loretta Valentine and Weston Davis; her brothers, Don and Doug (Marilyn) Toole; sisters, Esther Durrett and Beckie Barns. Also several nieces, nephews, dear friends, special caregivers, Kayla and Maria and extended family members Laurie, Rob, Ella, Donald Valentine and Valerie Valentine.
Patsy was a 1949 graduate of Ashville-Harrison High School, member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and retired from Circleville City Schools as a cook. Patsy was a faithful servant in her community volunteering for the Board of Elections and Berger Hospital Gift Shop. She loved to cook and bake, especially famous for her pecan pies, potato soup, potato salad and apple dumplings. She also loved to take walks, tailgate for OSU games, shop and most of all spend time with her family. She was a friend to anyone she met and never missed an event for her children or grandchildren. She loved sports and continued to watch games on TV and look at family photos for the last 7 years of her life, which brought much joy to her. Funeral service will be held Thursday December 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Chaplain Jim Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Thursday until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to Berger Hospice. Online condolences may be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.