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Saint James Lutheran Church
Wednesday August 3rd, 2016
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Kenneth G. James

Kenneth G. James, 78, of Payne, went to be with the Lord, in the presence of his loved ones on Saturday, July 30, 2016  at Twin Rivers Care Center, Defiance.

Kenny was born in Payne, on June 30, 1938, a son of the late Mildred (George) and Lloyd  James.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church Payne. Kenny retired from International Harvester in 2003, but was more content at the reel end of a fishing pole and enjoyed gardening. He made fond memories while camping with his family and celebrating birthdays with his homemade ice cream.   

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Evelyn (Pieper), whom he married April 11, 1959; daughters, Cynthia (Mike) Kipfer of Fort Wayne & Connie (Steve) Snyder of Payne; siblings, Ila (Kerm) Duff of Fort Wayne, Janet (David) Laker of Cecil, Diana (Terry) Lacy of Napoleon & Walter (Robin) James of Payne; 4 grandchildren, Noah & Natalie Snyder and Autumn & Nate Kipfer and a great granddaughter, Kairi Mae Bostic

Kenny is also preceded in death by his siblings, Jean Salway, Harry & Bruce James.

Funeral Service is Thursday, 11 am, with viewing one hour prior at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne.

Viewing is also Wednesday, 4-8 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

He will be laid to rest in Wiltsie Cemetery.

Memorials are to Kairi Mae Bostic College Fund or Payne Fire & EMS.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth James

Melissa, Aaron & Abby England Sep 1 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth James

The Gary Horney Family Sep 1 2016 12:00 AM

Suzanne, Thank you dear friend for the kind words! Our family was truly blessed to have had him in our lives. We do take comfort in knowing he is at peace now with his Savior.

Cindy, Connie, Evelyn and family Aug 12 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Tom & Jan! We do have peace knowing he is with God. Prayers for you both also! Evelyn & Family

Evelyn and Family Aug 7 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Kris and Gary!

Evelyn & Family Aug 7 2016 12:00 AM

Tara - Thank you for caring for Dad at the home. He did love his strawberry milkshakes and I am certain he is having them daily now!

Evelyn, Connie & Cindy Aug 7 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Mary! We appreciate your prayers!

Evelyn & Family Aug 7 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Patty! We did have some great times in the neighborhood back in the day! Love you friend!

Evelyn, Cindy & Connie Aug 7 2016 12:00 AM

Evelyn and family and Janet and David Laker and family, so sorry for your loss of a great man. Thoughts and prayers for everyone.

Mary Molitor Rager Aug 3 2016 12:00 AM

I am so blessed to have grown up with this family. From our North Laura Street shenanigans to camping Trips. Whatever it may be, Kenny always had that great smile and I loved that chuckle of his.
Love is everlasting and so are our memories.
God bless each and every one of you my dear friends!
Patty Zartman Miller

Patty Miller Aug 2 2016 12:00 AM

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