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Lonnie Wayne James

Lonnie Wayne James, son of the late Lonnie Harold and Janet Irene (James) James, was born on August 11, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri, and passed away on Monday, September 14, 2009, at his residence in Mtn. Grove, Missouri. He was 51 years, one month, and three days of age.

Lonnie grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and graduated from Reeds Spring High School in 1976. He was employed as a custodian at Reeds Spring High School and he also helped maintain KOA Campgrounds.

He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a great love for his family and will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He was saved at an early age and recently rededicated his life to the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Harold James; his mother, Janet Irene Baker; and a sister, Alice Perinne.

He is survived by one brother, Jimmy F. James of Mtn. Grove; four sisters, Linda Shannon and husband James, Norma Lorraine, and Kathy Ipock and husband Tony, all of Mtn. Grove, and Debbie Blair and husband Karl of Ozark, Missouri; his stepfather, Earl Baker of Cabool, Missouri; three nephews, Keith Lorraine and special friend Stephanie Myers, Matthew Lorraine and Karl Blair, Jr.; eight nieces, Tonya Anderson, Tracy Zigmantas, Kelsea Lorraine, Alicia Lorraine, Samantha Ipock, Alexis Ipock, Brooke Ipock and Janet Blair; two great-nephews; three great-nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. James was cremated under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. There are no services planned at this time. The family will have a private service at a later date with burial in Willow Springs Cemetery.

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