Everett Leroy James
was born June 16, 1919 near Thornburg, Iowa to Ira and Jennie
Garrett James. He was educated at the Thornburg School.
On August 11, 1940, he married Leola Newcomb in Lancaster, Mo.
They worked on the farms of George and Anna Beatty and Dr. John
Maxwell. They rented several farms, including W.A. Milburn's farm south of Keswick,
before buying their own farm in 1965 near Harper, Iowa. They
remained on that farm until moving into Sigourney in 2000. He
served on the board of directors for REA/REC for many years. He and
Leola enjoyed camping with a group called the Three River Rovers
and playing ten point pitch in a card party club for many years.
They also enjoyed spending winters camping in the south, especially
Arizona where many of Everett's family stayed also. He was baptized
and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sigourney.
Survivors include 2 sons:
Leroy (Linda) James of Sigourney and Donald (Cindy) James of
Marengo: 4 grandchildren, Robert (Julie) James of Cedar Rapids,
Terri (Gerald) Glandon of Webster, Johnnie (Kristi) James of Iowa
City and Jennie (Nathen) Von Lienen of Marengo. Great
grandchildren: Thomas, Jacob and Megan Glandon; Keira and Malorie
James and Emma and Aubry Von Lienen. Two sisters: Wilma Snakenberg
of Washington and Viola (Kenneth) Scherer of Agency and a
sister-in-law Dolores Newcomb of What Cheer and many nieces and
Everett was preceded in
death by his parents, his wife of 65 years, 2 brothers: Gerald and
Raymond, and 5 sisters; Eva Lawrence, Olive Reynolds Nichols, Gladys
Benson, Opal Huffman and Agnes Dutemple
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday Holm Funeral Home
Visitation 4:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday
Burial: Sixteen Cemetery near What Cheer
Memorials to the Manor House Care