Nancy “Pat” Fifer, 78, of Willard, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
Pat, the daughter of Edward and Mildred (Gahr) Stander, was born in De Queen, Arkansas, on April 16, 1940.
Pat was married to Jerry Sims and to this union three children were born: Eddie, Becky and April.
On December 3, 1972 Pat and Dee Fifer were united in marriage, to this union one child was born, DeWitt. They shared 20 years together before Dee’s passing in 1993.
Pat retired from Baptist Bible College after 32 years of service, where she held many different positions from mailroom, to finance, to security office.
She loved going to church, reading her Bible and spending time in prayer. Pat was a member at Hillside Baptist Church for over 30 years and was involved in any and everything, from banquets, to ladies meeting, to anything that Pastor Tolbert and Shirley were involved in.
Pat also enjoyed sewing, making jewelry, decorating and painting, especially rocks. She liked a good yard sale or flea market and was always on the hunt. Everyone knew that Pat loved her bling and her favorite color was sparkle.
Pat adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all those that knew and loved her.
Pat is survived by her children: Eddie Sims and wife, Karen; Becky Sims; April Martin all of Willard; DeWitt Fifer and wife, Holly, of Everton; grandchildren: Brian Sims and wife, Sarah, Aimee Sims all of Willard; Cody Martin and wife, Kelsey of Ozark; Courtney Martin of Willard; Autumn Fifer of Everton; great-grandchildren: Kaleb Sims, Thomas Sims, Stephanie Sims all of Willard; Kenley Martin of Ozark; brother, Dick Stander and wife, Nell, of Springfield; nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Betty Law.
Visitation was Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Missouri. Funeral services were Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the funeral home with burial to follow in Sinking Creek Cemetery, Everton, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pat’s name to Celebrate Recovery: Everton First Baptist Church and may be left at the funeral home.
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