Rebecca C. Simes, 71, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:23 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Becky was born March 8, 1950 in Paris, IL, the daughter of Foster and Myrtle (Drake) Simes. She graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1968, and went to work for Stiehl Drugs for many years. Following her time there, Becky was a housekeeper for many families in Taylorville and for Taylorville Memorial Hospital until her retirement. She was a long-time member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Sandra Johnston.

Becky is survived by her brother, David (wife, Rose) Simes of Taylorville; nieces and nephews, Marisa (husband, Brad) Rodden of Taylorville, Rachel Simes of Taylorville, Tess Faust of Louisville, KY, and Shane Johnston of Frankfort, KY; and several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

Becky made the gift of donating her body for scientific research. Private burial ceremonies will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, 930 Haner Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with arrangements.

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