Penelope S. (Penny) Sims
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Saturday, December 01, 2012
Location: 4:53 p.m., peacefully at her home.
Age: 72
Date of Birth: Monday, February 05, 1940
Birth place:
Father: Sam Purnell  
Mother: Eloise ( Coffing ) Purnell  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: In 2001, they Penny and Charles purchased their home on Lake Freeman in Monticello, Indiana.
Funeral Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Funeral Location: 1:00 p.m., (ST) Celebration of Life Service at the Monticello Christian Church, 105 Gordon Road, Monticello, Indiana, 47960
Clergy: Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello, Indiana
Burial will take place: 4:00 p.m., (EST) side Service, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Riverside Cemetery in Attica, Indiana (one (1) mile South on Perry Street)
Visitation will be: 11:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., (EST) Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Monticello Christian Church, 105 Godn Road, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Biographical Information: Penny's grandfather, Fred Purnell was an Indiana United States Congressman. As a young girl, Penny was raised in LaPorte, Indiana, later moving to Chicago, Illinois. In the 1940's, they moved to Evanston, Illinois, where Penny attended grade school. She attended Evanston Township High School. Penny graduated from Wayland Academy in Wisconsin. She lived in Attica, Indiana, for a number of years, and was married to John Roemer, later they divorced, and she moved to Evanston, Illinois, with her family. Penny was active in Tri-Kappa functions and other organizations. In 1967, she married Charles Sims, and they moved to Wilmette, Illinois, where they lived for nearly thirty-five (35) years. Penny was always active in the organizations she belonged to, such as the Northfield Community Church, the Circle Lake Club of Wilmette, Illinios, and the Wimette-Kenilworth Club. She enjoyed the organizations and craft endeavors of these organizations for several years. In 1986, Penny and her husband, Charles, owned and managed the Hawaiian Shop in Evanston, Illinois, it was a small retail business, specializing in resort wear. After selling this business, she became a wedding consultant for Edward Fox Wedding Photographers. In 2001, they purchased their home on Lake Freeman in Monticello, Indiana. As long as health permitted, she became active in the Monticello Christian Church, the Wednesday Reading Club, and Bridge-A-Rama, all of Monticello, Indiana. Penny had a gusto for every endeavor she took, but most of all, she loved her family. A very special Thank You to the Serenity Hospice of Lafayette, Indiana, the family appreciates all and everything they did.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be given to either the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello, Indiana, Northfield Community Church of Northfield, Illinois, or the Bethel Community Church of Attica, Indiana.
Marriage Information: In 1967, in Wilmette, Illinois, she married Charles Sims. He survives.
Survivors include:
Charles Sims;

Rick Roemer,
Tim Roemer,
James Sims,
Charles M. (wife Lisa) Sims, and
Julia E. Brady;

Lisa Roemer,
Lyndsay Roemer,
Lauren Roemer,
Megan (husband Derek) Howard,
Katie Roemer, and
Chris (wife Kristine) Brady;

Great Grandchildren,
Hayden Roemer,
Allie Roemer, and
Colt Brady, and
Kennedy Brady;

Elaine Purnell, and
Susan Rogers;
Preceded in Death:
Sam and Eloise (Coffing) Purnell;

Jim Purnell
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583- 8488.