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Ralph Lindy James

January 13, 1929 ~ July 5, 2018 (age 89)

    Ralph Lindy James, age 89, a resident of Pennville passed away Thursday July 5, 2018 at his home in Pennville.

    Ralph was born January 13, 1929 in Jay County the son of Clarence and Nellie (Hutson) James. He worked at Haynes Mill in Portland, Sheffer-Weinland in Portland for over 20 years and he then retired from Jay County Highway Department. Ralph served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart during his service. He was a member of Pennville American Legion Post 482 and Pennville Odd Fellows Lodge.

    Ralph married Janice McKillip on June 28, 1953.

Survivors Include:

His loving wife: Janice McKillip – Pennville, Indiana

2 sons: Dennis James (wife Elaine) – Greenfield, Indiana

            Jim James (wife Julie) – Portland, Indiana

2 daughters: Margie Horner (husband Gene) – Pennville, Indiana

                     Julie Cull (husband Brad) – Minster, Ohio

1 sister: Betty Clark (husband Wendell) – Beavercreek, Ohio

2 brothers: Bill James (wife Ann) – Portland, Indiana

                  Jack James (wife Barb) – Portland, Indiana

8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren

He was proceeded in death by his son Kevin James


    Visitation will be held Sunday from 1:00pm- 5:00pm at the Pennville Chapel of the Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home.

    Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am Monday at the funeral home in Pennville. Burial will follow in the IOOF Twin Hills Cemetery in Pennville with Pastor Mike Harris officiating the service.  Portland American Legion Post 211 will be in charge of military rites at the cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Pennville First Responders.

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