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“Our sincere condolences to Gene's family. He was a wonderful person and we know he will be greatly missed. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Chris and Jackie (Janssen) Cadotte - CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Gene will be missed. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Harmon & Pat Janssen - IL

“I am very sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dona Miller - Springfield, IL

“I will miss seeing Gene every spring & fall. He was a very reliable handyman. My prayers go out to his family. He was very proud of his wife and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Beverly Birzele - Springfield,, IL

“Mike and I will miss seeing Gene and talking with him on the phone. He was a wonderful handyman and great friend. He had such great love for his...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Mike and Debbie Nickey - IL

“We will miss Gene dearly. I didn't get to spend much time with him and his family over the years, but when we did meet at family reunions and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Frank & Alyson (Janssen) Hughes - IL

“I will miss his friendly character. He always had a funny story and spoke of his family often, especially his son in the service. He was a hard...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Debra Fricke-Pharis - Springfield, IL

Eugene Sims, 48, of Springfield, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center. Eugene was born March 13, 1962 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, the son of Francis and Joanna Janseen McNamara. He married Maria Aida Loay on July 25, 1991 in the Philippines. Eugene was a graduate of Lanphier High School and owned and operated Gene's Lawn Care. He loved being outside. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joanna Sims; grandmother, Ava Lynn Janseen; and grandfather, James Francis McNamara. He is survived by his wife, Aida Sims of Springfield; son, Eugene Edward Sims, Jr. of Springfield; daughters, Samantha and Gina Sims, both of Springfield; father, Francis (Gloria) McNamara; sisters, Vicky Sims, Terri Loveless and Donna Miller; one aunt; two nieces; three nephews; and two cousins. Family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, 300 S. 15th St., Springfield, IL 62703.

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