William M James

April 12, 1927 - July 22, 2014

William Murray “Bill” James, age 87, of Peoria, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his home with his wife, Cora, by his side. A farmer for most of his life, he retired at the age of 75. During his retirement, he enjoyed gardening and lawn care. He was born April 12, 1927 in Fulton, Ohio to the late Thornton W. and Mabel Burke James and was also predeceased by a son, David M. James; a sister, June Poston; and a brother, Burke James. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Cora Mae Ruhl James, whom he married December 19, 1953 in Ashley, Ohio; a daughter, Charlotte (Dave) Schlueter of Oxford, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jamie (Chris) Oakes, Brian (Sara) Woods, Marissa Schlueter, Joshua James, Thomas Schlueter and David James; a brother-in-law, William Ruhl of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 12 noon Friday at Fulton Cemetery in Fulton, Ohio. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwood16.wpengine.com.

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