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Anna M. James
Anna M. JamesBird HummingbirdAnna M. James 90, of New Bloomington, died Tuesday June 5, 2018 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born May 19, 1928 in Marion County to the late Greer and Ruth (Cramer) Gibson. On March 7, 1947 she married the love of her life, Herbert G. James in Greenup, Ky. And they enjoyed 70 years of marriage, until he passed away on April 17, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her nine siblings: Norma Carpenter, Opal Basel, Art, Dick, Bill, Jack, Gene Lee, Donnie and Emmett Gibson. Her deepest loss, other than her husband, was her two sons: Michael and Herbert and granddaughter, Erin Y. James.

Anna worked at Tecumseh in Marion before retiring from Whirlpool. She enjoyed camping and sitting on her porch watching the hummingbirds at the feeders, but loved when her family came to visit, especially the babies.

Surviving are her children: Thomas (Alice Gibbs) James of Richwood and Dianna (Wayne “Gus”) Smith of New Bloomington, daughters-in-law: Jeannie James of Marion and Beverly James of Richwood
Siblings: Betty Ricker of Lima and Todd (Brenda) Gibson of Richwood
Nine grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor Mike Raypholtz will officiate, burial will follow in the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial Gifts may be made to the Marion Community Foundation at 504 State St. Marion, Ohio 43302 for the Erin James Scholarship; checks should be made to the Marion Community Foundation with Erin James in the memo.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Robin Brooker
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 8:46 PM

Diane & family,

Prayers for you all during this difficult time.

Robin & Carl Brooker & family.

#2 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 10:45 PM

Jeannie, Bryan, Kevin and families - prayers are with you.  So glad Kevin and I got to spend the day with she and Herb a year ago - a great visit.

#3 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 7:11 AM

So sorry for your loss.  I recently met this beautiful lady, and what a wonderful joy she was. Prayers for your family.  

#4 from: Judy Carr
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 8:40 AM

Dianna and family, I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Annie (and family) many years ago. She was the sweetest lady. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

#5 from: Brian E. Napper
Marion, Ohio.
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 1:29 PM

Anna was a nice lady. Good mom. Good wife. Raised a wonderful family. I have many great memories of growing up in New Bloomington and spending time with her kids. God has her now. May God comfort
her family.

#6 from: Mary Cooper
Big Island
Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Very nice lady to work with at Whirlpool..Deepest Sympathy, Mary Cooper

#7 from: Linda & Dave Biller
Lima,  Ohio
Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 12:34 PM

To all of Anna's family,
   Please accept our deepest sympathies.
With love,
Linda & Dave Biller
Rick Daniels
Betty Ricker    

#8 from: Lori Stewart
Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 2:04 PM

So very sorry for your loss. I remember lots of times with my mom Martha Stewart Marty and Anna and Herb  and George and the good times they shared.

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