Johnie Curtis

Johnie Janel Curtis (Sims)

Wednesday, November 14th, 1917 - Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Johnie Janel Sims Curtis, 101, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 1207 N Old Robinson Rd, Waco, TX, with Dr. Cary Killough officiating. Burial will follow at Lost Prairie Cemetery, 514 FM 3371, Groesbeck, TX, at 3:00 p.m. with Tracey Sims, beloved nephew officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 24, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco.
Johnie was born November 14, 1917, in Limestone County, to John and Fannie Mahan Sims. She served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. Johnie married Clarence Richard (Dick) Curtis in 1942 in South Carolina. They spent the majority of married life in the Army. The family was stationed in Japan, Hawaii, and various stateside locations. After retiring, she and Dick moved back to central Texas, to be close to her beloved Lost Prairie. Johnie has been a resident of Robinson, TX since 1971. She was a social worker and bookkeeper for the American Red Cross before she and Dick opened Curtis Realty in Robinson. Johnie was active in the ABWA, Robinson Chamber of Commerce, and Waco Board of Realtors for many years and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was especially proud of her term as the President of the Waco Board of Realtors. She was a long-time member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church. She was a representative in the Texas Silver Haired Legislature for several terms and was involved with the electoral process by working at local polling places. The City of Robinson declared November 14, 2017, as “Johnie Curtis Day” to memorialize her 100th birthday.
Johnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dick Curtis; and her seven siblings.
Johnie is survived by her son, John Richard Curtis and wife Polly of Broken Arrow OK; and daughters, Jacquelyn Rich and husband Gerald of Lott, and Jo Anne McClelland and husband Steve of Ridgecrest, CA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The American Red Cross.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 24th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, May 24th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, May 25th, 2019 10:00am
    Meadowbrook Baptist Church
    1207 N Old Robinson Rd
    WACO, TX 76706
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    Dr. Cary Killough
  • Interment

    Lost Prairie Cemetery
    514 FM 3371
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Posted at 04:14pm
Sorry for your loss, We love you, Val, Michelle and Jerold
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Denise Reeder Ballew

Posted at 01:55pm
Johnie was without a doubt, an inspiration to everyone who knew her. My husband, Kevin and I, are members of Meadowbrook Baptist Church and it was always a joy to see her. What an amazing woman she was. May God bless you all as you've lost a true angel. Ms. Johnie will be truly missed.
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Allyson and Tony Prestidge

Posted at 12:52pm
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Blake Engel

Posted at 12:11pm
Some of my earliest memories of are Johnny and Dick as I grew up across the street from them. She was an amazing kind and caring woman who lived and extraordinary life. Condolences to the family as she will be greatly missed.

The Engel Family

Posted at 11:14am
Condolences on your loss. She was an amazing woman and the best neighbor a young boy could have growing up. She will be deeply missed.
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