Hellen (Wirt) Sims

Hellen (Wirt) Sims, 94, of Belton, Texas, formerly of Waurika, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019, in a Belton nursing home. She was born November 5, 1924, in Waurika and was the only child of Roy and Bonnie (Anthony) Wirt. Hellen was raised in Waurika and after marriage moved to Texas in the early 1950s. Jack, her husband, was employed in the construction business and the family moved frequently, totalling 18 different residences in 22 years, extending from Lubbock, Texas to Staunton, Virginia. She returned to Waurika in the 1070s and resided in Waurika for 35 years before relocating to Belton in 2010.
Hellen graduated from Waurika High School in 1942, and was homecoming queen for three years. After high school she attended college in Oklahoma City. She loved to sew and was an excellent quilter along with other members of the Wirt and Anthony families. She loved to fish and was an excellent cook. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed both the Rangers and Astros, followed the Cowboys and was a big OKC Thunder supporter. She never willingly watched a soap opera but could tell you the names of most of the major league baseball managers.
Upon returning to Waurika in the 1970s she was employed as church secretary at First United Methodist Church of Waurika and she worked as an accounting clerk at the local cattle auction on sale days for several years. She also enjoyed being in the cattle business with her father for nearly 20 years.
Hellen is preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Thomas Sims.
She is survived by: two sons, Jack and wife Rosemary of Belton, TX, and Royce and companion Florinda Kangeter of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren Bryce Sims and wife Becky and Diane Sims; and two great-grandsons, Jackson and Kyle, all of Houston.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, October 25, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Waurika with Adam Brinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Waurika.
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