She was born March 25, 1918 in Linton and spent most of her life in Indiana and the Chicago area before moving to Texas in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William Harrison Sims, her parents Enzie Francis Gwin and Mamie Dell Wilson Gwin, brothers Kenneth Earl Gwin and Marion Lewis Gwin, and sisters Alta Marie Bratcher and Velma Vanice Gwin.
She is survived by two daughters, Becky (Paul) Bochniak and Teena Sims; granddaughters, Lauren (Jonathan) Looney and Sarah Bochniak; grandson, Jason (Lexie) Reszka; great grandchildren, Emery and Anah Reszka; foster son, Norman Bell; and extended family and friends.
Lorene loved music and enjoyed singing and playing the organ, piano and accordion. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her faith and hope rested in her relationship with Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Highland Village Church of Christ in Bloomington, Indiana and the Highland Oaks Church of Christ in Dallas, Tx.
Graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Linton, Indiana at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton where online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com