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Donald Lewis James
Donald Lewis James, 81, of Prospect died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at
Community Healthcare Center.
He graduated from New Bloomington High School in 1941, was a farmer and
served on the New Bloomington Village Council and Volunteer Fire
Department. He drove a school bus for the New Bloomington schools and a
petroleum truck for Landmark. He moved to Prospect in 1969 and worked in
maintenance at Marion General Hospital, retiring on disability in 1980.
He served on the Prospect Village Council and was a member of the School
Employees Retirement Organization, AARP, Prospect Senior Citizens and
the Prospect United Methodist Church.
He was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Marion County to the late Gerald and Ester
Schlecht James and was predeceased by a daughter and two step-grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Ward James; a twin sister, Donna
(James) Denman of Marysville; a son, Robert (Eva) James of New
Bloomington; granddaughters, Kimberly and Misty and Robyn (Steve) Herr
of Marion; a great-grandson, Logan Herr; a stepdaughter, Joan (George)
Norris of Prospect; a step-grandson, Nathan McGinniss of New
Bloomington; step-granddaughters, Kellie (Larry) Price of LaRue and
Sally (Dan) Gorby of Texas; step-great-grandchildren, Robert, Danielle
and Maggie and Anna McKinniss of LaRue; a
step-great-great-granddaughter; and a niece and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Prospect United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Project Faith fund at the
church, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association or the Arthritis
Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Directions to Prospect Cemetery

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