Dorothy Jean “Dottie J.” Sims, 74, of Horse Cave, Kentucky passed away on October 9, 2023, at home. Dottie was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She had a passion for tax preparation and for serving her community.
Dottie worked for 30 years in tax preparation and consulting and was the proud owner/operator of the small business Sims Bookkeeping and Tax Service. She served her community, first as a member of the Caverna School Board, and then as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for 12 years. Dottie proudly represented the citizens of the 19th district. During her tenure, she served on numerous committees, received many honors and awards for her leadership, and worked tirelessly to transform the communities of Hart, Larue, and Edmonson County through infrastructure and improvement projects.
Dottie was a member of Green’s Chapel Church of Christ. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading books, spending time with family, and soaking up the sun by the pool.
She was born on April 6, 1949, to Paul G. and Eugenia Ann London in Hiseville, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul G. London and Eugenia Ann Payton; a brother, Kenneth G. London, and a niece Kenneitha Jeanee London.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Louis C. Sims; two sons, Andrew Louis (Tracy) Sims and Matthew Paul ( Amanda) Sims: Two grandsons, Johnathan Sims and Henry Sims; Two granddaughters, Anna Sims and Katie Sims; sister, Sue Gardner; Cousin, Lynda Coleman, Niece and Caregiver, Mariah Lee (Josh), Kayson, Kennah, and Mila), and Niece Cheryl London Fish.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 16, 2023, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT, and again on Tuesday, October 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CT at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. CT with Bro. Brian Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.