In Memory of

Susan Browder Sims

June 2, 1941 - June 7, 2022


Susan Browder Sims, 81, of Lee’s Summit, MO, died June 7, 2022, at her apartment in John Knox Village.

Susan was born June 2, 1941. After graduating from Lee’s Summit Senior High in 1959, she went on to Missouri Valley College graduating in 1963, with a BS in education. She was a staple in Lee’s Summit elementary education; teaching for 43 years both in the R-7 Schools and at Our Lady of the Presentation. She remained active in the Lee’s Summit community playing with her bridge and Mah Jong groups, serving on LSHS reunion committees, and holding various offices in the ET chapter of P.E.O. She also was a member of the Lee’s Summit Historical Society and a Docent at the museum. Susan remained strong in her faith at the Lee’s Summit Christian Church attending Hanna Women’s Ministries, serving as a Deacon and working in Bible School.

She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Bill Sims, who she met at Mugs Up in Lee’s Summit when she was 17. Bill and Susan were married for 52 years. She is survived by her siblings, Jack Place, Ann Jones and Ellen Burger, as well as her daughter, Sarah Sims Burns (Michael) of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and son, Mark Sims (Tania) of Olathe, Kan. She loved her four grandchildren, Meredith & Evan Burns and Amelia & Tate Sims.

Visitation will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, followed by a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Both celebrations of Susan’s life will be held at Lee’s Summit Christian Church (800 NE Tudor Rd Lee’s Summit, MO). We request attendees dress vibrantly matching the way she lived. Contributions may be made to the Lee’s Summit Education Foundation.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for you at this difficult time.

Chris & Barb

Susan and I have been friends for almost 30 years. Susan was a teacher that always placed children first. The last stanza of a familiar poem, sums up Susan’s commitment to her students. “The world is a better place, because Susan was important in the lives of children”. My last recollection was when Susan, Patty Jensen and I visited her niece, Kathy, as she assumed a leader-ship role in the Lone Jack School District. We laughed, solved the world’s problems and even got lost! Wonderful memories that I will forever cherish.
I am so sorry for your loss!

Sarah, We are sorry to learn about your loss, we will be praying for you
and your family during this difficult time.

Sarah I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I didn’t know her well, but she raised a wonderful daughter, and my Mom and I both thought so highly of you. May your heart be comforted.

I was sorry to see that Susan had passsed. I worked with her on the Golden Reunion, recently. My prayers are with the family,


Sunday, June 12, 2022
3:30 PM
Lee's Summit Christian Church
800 N.E. Tudor Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081


Sunday, June 12, 2022
4:30 PM
Lee's Summit Christian Church
800 NE Tudor Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64081