Mavis James 03/28/2011

mavis-james-1.gifMavis James, 78, formerly of Hermon, died March 28, 2011, at the home of her son. The Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, is in care of arrangements. Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be Thursday, March 31, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with Justin James Prayer Worship Leader officiating. Burial will follow in Hermon Cemetery.

Mavis is survived by sons, Donald (Marianne) James, Hamilton, OH, Douglas (Amy) Johnson, Alexandria, KY, and Thomas (Tracey) James, Pyrites; a daughter, Valerie (Charles) Rink, Cincinnati, OH; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mavis was one of twelve Johnson children.

She was born March 3, 1933 in Colton, the child of John and Arvilla McDonald Johnson. She married Boyden James, April 19, 1958 at the Zion Episcopal Church in Colton, Reverend George Kaufus officiating; he predeceased her on February, 19, 1984. She was a dietician at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, until her retirement.

She loved fishing, playing cards, visiting around the kitchen table. She always said “If you have a lending hand, lend it.”

Contributions can be made to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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