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Dean E. James, 83, of rural Alexis,
went to be with his Lord at 4:46 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, in the emergency room
of OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born November 16, 1936,
in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Milo J. and Irma V. (Watson) James. He married Dorothy E. Greeling on November 16,
1958, in Galesburg.
He is survived by his wife of
over 61 years, Dorothy; three children, Becky (David) Christensen of Galesburg,
Larry (Becky) James of Laramie, Wyoming, and Nancy (Rick) Devinney of Moline; seven
grandchildren, Rachel (Aaron) Pelton, Sarah (Chris) Nelson, Lily James, Katy James,
Luke James, Anthony Devinney, and Abby Devinney; four great grandchildren, Hannah
and Andrew Pelton and Levi and Eden Nelson; three brothers, Aven James of Springfield,
Ronald James of Kirksville, Missouri, and Carroll James of Grand Lake, Colorado;
two sisters, Loraine (Glenn) Rigdon of Galesburg and Vivian (Tim) Gowen of Rockford;
and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents and one brother, Harry James.
Dean was a farmer for the past
48 years in the Alexis area. He also had
worked at Admiral/Maytag for 40 years, retiring in 1995. Dean enjoyed farming and showing purebred sheep
at county fairs with his dad, children, and grandchildren. He also was a woodworker and enjoyed his antique
Dean and Dorothy have always been
involved in church. They helped establish
the Village Baptist Church in Alexis, were members of the former Central Baptist
Church in Monmouth, and currently was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Galesburg.
Dean was active in numerous church activities,
including Sunday school teacher, Deacon, and building chairman.
Private family graveside service
will be held in Warren County Hope Cemetery. Pastor Scott Wilson will officiate. A celebration of life service will be announced
at a later date. Memorial contributions may
be made to Bethel Baptist Church. Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is handling arrangements
for the family. Online condolences may be
made at www.h-p-w.com.