Evelyn Marie James, 82, of Wooster, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at Aultman Hospital in Canton after a brief illness.
Evelyn was born Dec. 24, 1935 in Rittman to the late Harley and Maud (Zimmerly) Kane and was a 1954 graduate of Norwayne High School. On June 29, 1957 she married William Forrest James and he survives. She retired from Lightning Rod Mutual Insurance and had previously worked at Mr. Wiggs, Value Center and Jean Frocks. She had assisted her husband in operating James Photography for 20 years and in her retirement had worked part time as a demonstrator at Buehlers. Evelyn was a member of the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing cards, square dancing, traveling and family gatherings.
Surviving are her husband, Forrest; sons, Michael (Bonnie) James of Wooster, Ronald (Stephine) James of New Philadelphia and Owen (Christy) James of Wooster; grandchildren, Katheryn (Trey) Blanco, Marjorie (John) Scott, William (Shaylyn) James, Bryan James, Adam James and Steven James and a great-granddaughter, Justice James.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister and a sister, Alice Metsker.
Memorial services will be Thursday, Feb. 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Rd., Wooster with Pastor Kristen Patt officiating. A family interment service will be held at Moreland Cemetery at a later date. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Murray Funeral Home in Creston is handling arrangements.
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Name: Gerry DeChant
May you rest peacefully Evelyn in God's hands.
I will not forget all of the great square dancing fun we always had together with "Our Gang".
Name: Erma Dilyard
Heaven has gained a beautiful soul.
Name: Irene Swindaman
In memory of Evelyn, a wonderful, beautiful lady, that I had the pleasure of knowing. Irene- Buehlers employee
Name: The Beerys
To Evelyn's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio
Name: Dale and Becky Geiser
We are saddened to hear of the passing of your wife Evelyn. We are praying for you and your family that God's comforting and healing hands will hold you close in the coming days.
Name: Tim and Barb Flickinger
Mike, Bonnie and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss of your mother and grandmother. May GOD give you the peace and comfort that only he has the power to give at this very difficult time you are going through. God Bless.