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Memorial for Kay Kinnaman Sims

Born in Peru, Indiana on Feb. 19, 1934
Departed on Jan. 31, 2017 and resided in Anderson, IN.
Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
3:00 pm
Cemetery: K of P I.O.O.F. Cemetery
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ANDERSON, IN-Margaret Kay (Kinnaman) Sims, 82, of Anderson, left to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 after a short illness.

Kay was born on February 19, 1934, one of 12 brothers and sisters to William and Margaret (Hiner) Hight and lived in Madison County most of her lifetime. She was a graduate of Alexandria High School-Class of 1953 and she continued to meet monthly with her classmates. She was a member of the Frankton United Methodist Church and the Frankton Home Builders Club.

This nationally known poet authored four poetry books and she judged poetry contests on the state, regional and national levels. She was the Poet Laureate in 1985 and received many state and national awards. She edited the Indiana Poetry Federation newsletter, "Strophies" for nineteen years. She kept writing poetry up to the last and enjoyed sharing her love of poetry with everyone. Kay was the family historian and could furnish many details about family history. She produced booklets and gave them to the younger nieces and nephews so they could learn about their heritage.

Survivors:
Husband-Richard Sims-Anderson
3 Sons-Mark Kinnaman-Fairmount, Mike Kinnaman-Alexandria, Larry Kinnaman-Frankton
Daughter-Linda Kelly-Anderson
Grandchildren-Jacob Kinnaman, Marrisa Skaggs, Dena Rae Miller and Jamie Spritzer
3 Great-Grandchildren
Siblings-Sally Ade-Fort Wayne, Sandra Logan, Nola Hight and Elizabeth Hight in Montana, Chuck Hight-Alexandria, Marion Hight-Orestes and James Hight-Montana
Several nieces and nephews

Services honoring Kay's life and legacy will take palce at 3 pm on Friday, February 3, 2017 in the Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria. Kay's son, Mark Kinnaman will officiate. Interment will follow in the K of P-IOOF Cemetery in Frankton. Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday.
  

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