Frankie was born in Stark City, to Allie and Frank West. She graduated from Neosho High School and owned the Sims' Paint store in Neosho with her husband, S.D. Sims, and was a member of the Neosho Methodist Church. Frankie was a lifelong resident of Neosho until moving to Springfield in the fall of 2011 to be closer to her daughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Shirleen Sims-Giddens, Springfield.
Her parents, seven siblings and her husband preceded her in death.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in Dice Cemetery, Fairview, under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.
At the family's request, please do not send floral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Frankie and S.D. Sims Memorial Scholarship Fund, Missouri State University Foundation, 300 S. Jefferson, Suite 100, Springfield, Mo. 65806.