INEZ JOAN (WAMPLER) SIMS BLACKWELL, 88, of Venice, Florida and formerly of Jasonville, Indiana passed away at 9:55 p.m. Sunday, September 9, 2018 in Venice Regional Bayfront Hospital in Sarasota County, Florida.
She was born July 19, 1930 in Bloomington, IN to Dallas Wampler and Helen (Harrington) Wampler.
Survivors include her children, Steven Sims (Sheila) of Carmel, IN, Keith Sims of Bloomington, IN, Judy Reynolds (Chris) of Jasonville, IN, Paul Sims (Jill) of West Terre Haute, IN; step-children, Enoch Blackwell of Blackwell, PA, Linda Peele (John) of Phoenix, AZ, Wayne Blackwell (Jane) of Chenango, NY, Lisa Beausoleil (Kevin) of Severn, MD; grandchildren, Chris Sims (Jody), Jeremy Sims, Matt Sims, Megan Willis (Patrick), Jay Sims (Rebekah), Kayla Lucas, Jessica Dowell (Matt), Jaclyn Terrell (Eric), Jennifer Barcus (Eric), Levi Sims, Nicholas Lockard, Lucas Lockard; many step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband, Truman Sims; 2nd husband, Enoch Blackwell; brother, Dallas Wampler, Jr.
Joan graduated from Bicknell High School Class of 1948. She had worked as an operator at the Bicknell Telephone Office and was Librarian for several years at the Shakamak Elementary. She is a member of the Shakamak Community Church, Jasonville Tri Kappa and Lewis O.E.S.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana. Cremation was chosen. A Gathering of Friends is 11 to 1 Saturday. Memorial Services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Rotman officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in Elnora, IN.