Moyna Maxine Arnett Sims

  • Born: June 25, 1930
  • Died: June 20, 2019
  • Location: Lynn Grove, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Moyna Maxine Arnett Sims, 88, of Lynn Grove Kentucky, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the Anna Mae Owens Hospice House in Murray.
She was born June 25, 1930, in Lynn Grove Kentucky, to George Banks Arnett and Rubye Ruth Douglas Arnett. She graduated from Lynn Grove High School in 1948 and worked at the Merit Clothing Factory in Mayfield. She married Arvy Glen Sims on May 15, 1953 and moved with his Extensive Service work to Bowling Green, Madisonville, Murray, and Elkton Kentucky. They then retired to her family farm in Lynn Grove in 1984.
Moyna was a dedicated member of Williams Chapel Church of Christ, first as a child and then after retirement. She was a 4-H volunteer leader and a member of the Homemakers Clubs in the communities where she lived. She taught private piano to many students over the years and was the bookmobile librarian for the Todd County Public Library. She was also a member and officer of the local NARFE chapter. She quietly lived out her faith by visiting shut-ins and those in need. She stood by her husband as he was confined to a wheelchair for the last few years of his life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Juanita Gray Arnett Spann; her brother, Hugh Meredith Arnett; and her son-in-law, Paul David Hostilo.
Moyna is survived by her four daughters: Libby Elaine (Bruce) Lancaster of Pembroke KY, Cecelia Anne Hostilo of Hopkinsville KY, Carol Arnetta (Tim) Tapp of Henderson KY, and Amanda Lynn (J.W.) Groves of Olive KY; six grandchildren: David Travis Lancaster of Pembroke KY, Daniel Ryan (Heather) Lancaster of Pembroke KY, Elizabeth Carolynn (Lincoln) Rowe of Beaver Dam KY, Rebecca Anne Hostilo of Hopkinsville KY, Jesse Alexander Tapp and Jonathan Glen Tapp of Henderson KY; one great-granddaughter: Mallory Paige Lancaster.
Her special caregivers are Krystal Reed, Vicki Burkeen, Kaylee Penner, and the late Dorthy Fike.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Williams Chapel Church of Christ in Lynn Grove. Burial will follow in the Young Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Williams Chapel Church of Christ from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to the Anna Mae Owens Hospice House and/or the Young Cemetery fund at the BB&T Bank.
Online condolences may be made at
J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in in charge of arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother.

Posted by Mary Elm - Cadiz, KY   June 25, 2019

To all the Sims family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I loved your mom. She was a great Christian woman. Many fond memories at her house. Love you.

Posted by Jennifer Clemens - Old Hickory, TN - Family Friend   June 24, 2019

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Carol Chapman - Friend   June 24, 2019

I have so many fond memories of Moyna...leading us 4-Hers to a regional championship with "The Chimney Sweeps ', days spent at their house where she (and Glenn!) treated me as another of their girls, listening to her beautiful voice. She will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Parker Brown-Nesbit

Posted by Parker Brown-Nesbit - Summerville, SC - Family Friend   June 23, 2019


Cecelia and family: Know that prayers, sympathy and love are extended to you and the family during this difficult time.

Kathy & Paul Dickinson

Posted by Kathy Dickinson - Guthrie, KY - Friend   June 22, 2019


Libby and family am so sorry to hear about your mother passing.I pray that God will hold you and yours in the palm of His mighty hand and keep you close and comforting you in a way that only He can. Its hard to let them go I know . She is in her new home not made with hands in the Heavens and it is wonderful to know she is with the Lord and she will never shed another tear or have another worry and wont ever have anything to make her sad. I pray God will be with you in the days ahead. love ya Terie Stephenson Burkeen Frederick

Posted by Terie Burkeen-Frederick - Murray, KY - Friend   June 22, 2019

So sorry, Moyna was a wonderful Christian lady.

Posted by Phylis Rager - Elkton, KY - Friend   June 21, 2019

Sims Family Members,
I want to extend to each one of you my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your loved one. I know your hearts are filled with sadness; however, please know many empathize with you and are thinking of you during this difficult time.
With sympathy,

Posted by Carolyn Wells - Elkton, KY - Friend   June 21, 2019

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