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James R. Webster


James R. Webster, 67, of Springfield, passed into Heaven Tuesday evening, May 28, 2013, in Springfield Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.

He was born in Springfield on Nov. 12, 1945, to Jack and Joyce Hoenstein Webster. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; mother and beloved stepfather, Joyce and Floyd Heath; a brother, Bryon Webster; and a granddaughter, Zoe Brown.

He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 22 years, Shari R. (Taylor) Webster; six children, Jason (Tracy) Webster, Kendra Stollings and Shelley Burchett, all of Springfield, Jason (Tara) Dysert of Kenton, Christan (Brandon) Crowder of Covington, Ky., and Elena (Lucas) Goleb of Warren; grandchildren, Abigail and Levi Webster, Heath Stollings, Alyssa, Kaylin and Benjamin Burchett, Austin Dysert, Malachi Peters and Kiersten Glancy; two sisters, Jill (Dennis) Clark of Brooklyn, Mich., and Jan (Jeff) Dean of McKinney, Texas; two brothers, Greg (Candy) Heath of Napoleon and Rick (Donna) Webster of Indianapolis; stepmothers, Jewel Heath of Melbourne, Fla., and Eddye Webster of Springfield; dear friends, Jeff and Darlene Kertula; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Brandy.

Jim retired as a lineman from Norfolk Southern Railroad (Conrail) following many years of service. He also managed Ballentine Stables for three years and made many two and four-legged friends there.

Jim loved boating at Lake Erie, especially around Port Clinton.

A casual gathering of family and friends is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, followed by a celebration of Jim’s life, with Chaplain Bruce Heckman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Road, Springfield 45504.

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