Linda Renee Sims

September 24, 2021

Linda Renee Sims, 61, formerly of Colfax, passed away September 24, 2021 in her home, with family by her side.  She was born on April 17, 1960 in Crawfordsville, Ind. to Lewis and Bernice (Long) Smith.  She married Zachariah Sims on October 6, 2006 in Frankfort and they later divorced.

Renee was a 1979 graduate of Southmont High School.  She worked as a Lab Technician for Purina for 13 years and had raised and raced horses for 25 years.  She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Kentucky and a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge #6 in Crawfordsville.  She loved horses and enjoyed music, line dancing, bon fires, and family and friends meant the world to her.

Memorial donations may be made in Renee’s honor to Mooseheart, c/o Moose Lodge #6, 402 Waynetown Road, Crafordsville, IN  47933.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit 4-6 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Daughters: Tiffany (James) Stinson of Brookston and Ashley Bennett of Delphi; Granddaughter: Alyssa Stinson of Brookston; Sisters: Temple (Joey) Daughtery of Bowling Green, KY, Treva Evans of Georgia, and Shelia (Reid) Wilson of Crawfordsville; Brothers: Donnie Kincaid of Kentucky and David (Gail) Shugart of Avon.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son: Kyle Holman, and a brother: Gary Harpel.


Leave your Condolences

12 Condolences for “Linda Renee Sims”

  1. Marilyn M Kerr September 27, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    So many wonderful memories. Such a horrible loss. She’s free now to ride all the horses in heaven and breathe easily once again! I will miss you so much, dear friend. Much love to Tiffany and all the family.

  2. Kathy September 28, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss Tiffany Stinson and James stinson me and Uncle Steve loved her so much she’s a wonderful woman and I always seen her as my second mom she’s going to missed so much this not right so 😭😭😭 I’m sure going to miss singing with her and all the bon fires with her

  3. Donald K Holman September 28, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Tiffany so sorry for your loss

  4. James slaughterbeck September 29, 2021 at 12:19 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this news, Renee was a friend of mine and a former co-worker. We had many laughs and I will miss her. I wish her family well and I’m so sorry for your loss

  5. Lyz September 29, 2021 at 9:26 am

    It has taken me a few days to figure out what to say that might bring you some comfort. I know that there probably aren’t any words to express what you’re going through and how sorry I am that you’re going through this. I hope though- that every time you look in the mirror or see a picture of yourself, you see your Mom’s smile. I hope that every time you see a horse grazing in a field, you see the same beauty that she would have admired. I hope that every time you sit in front of a bon fire you can look back on all of the times you shared together. I hope that you can feel her all around you, and know comfort.

  6. Julie Lewellen September 29, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    So sorry to hear that Renee passed. She checked in often since leaving Colfax. We enjoyed visiting her campfires and her yelling at Duane while he was working that she’d cook him a weiner. We have good memories of her.

  7. Heather September 29, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    So sorry to hear about Renee’s passing. I got to know her from The Island. She will be missed.

  8. Melody R. Sanders Mooneyhan September 29, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, Tiffany! Your mom was a wonderful person and fun to be around. We had alot of fun when we showed horses or just having a good time at the areana. Renee will be missed.
    PRAYERS 🙏 for you in this hard time!
    Melody R. (Sanders) Mooneyhan and Family

  9. Heather Gerrard September 30, 2021 at 6:21 am

    I’m so sorry, Tiff, to hear this. Poe, the kids, and I love you all so very much. I’m sorry I won’t be able to make it to the funeral home. Nana was one of a kind and will be missed.

  10. Jeffrey P. Little September 30, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    I was saddened to hear about Linda’s passing. I was able to meet and get to know Linda through a professional contact and all my interactions with her were positive. I found her to be a very caring and pleasant person. I extend my condolences to Linda’s 2 daughters and the rest of her family.

  11. Andy B October 1, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    I hated to hear this. Heaven has gained a fun soul. We have lost a very compassionate caring lady with enough courage to say what she thought. She will be truly missed.

  12. Daryl Patton October 9, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Renee was my cousin that I didn’t get the chance to know well. I am so sorry for your loss Tiffany, may God hold you close and help you heal. Sending payers.

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