Leonard C. James

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Leonard C. James, 83, of Marysville, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019, in The Gables, Marysville.

He was born July 21, 1935, in Rushsylvania, a son of the late John F. and Carrie Edna Yoakam James.

Leonard retired in 1979 after 26 years with Seimens as a foreman and was a lifelong farmer on the family farm. He enjoyed farming and word search puzzles.

He is survived by his sons, Scott (Janet) James, Gary (Sharon) James and Stephan “Butch” (Trish) James, all of Marysville; his grandchildren, Stephaine James, Jeff and Kathryn James, Amara, Chris, Alana, Avery and Claire, Gary James Jr., Melissa and Greg Ray, Ian, Kason and Karter, Cierra James and Brett Meadows, Tyler James and Zoey Little; his brother, Harold James of Bellefontaine; his sister, Gracie Bolick of Bellefontaine; and his best friend, his German shepherd, Billy.

He also was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Elaine Stembel James; a son, Jeffery Lynn James; brothers, Everett “Jess” James, Clair Andrew James, Willis Robert James and Donald Lewis James; sisters, Marguerite James, Virginia Yoder and Annabelle Sanders; and a half-brother, John Augustus James.

Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where a funeral begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11. Pastor Chris Livingston officiates and burial follows in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

Express condolences at www.vernonfh.com.