Sandra James


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Posted Online: April 20, 2013, 7:55 pm
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Sandra Jean James, 66, a longtime Port Byron resident, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Grace Bible Fellowship, Moline. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to Grace Bible Fellowship. Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at buchanancody.com.
She was born on March 1, 1947, the daughter of Jacob and Inez Vegter VanOosten. She married Dennis "Frank" James on Jan. 17, 1970, and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2012.
Mrs. James was a 1965 graduate of Erie Township High School and a member of Grace Bible Fellowship. She enjoyed having coffee with her friends. Sandra especially loved attending her sons' activities, and more recently spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by three sons, Dave (Laura Golab) James, Jacksonville, Dan (Laura) James, Rock Island, and Derek (Dana) James, Jacksonville; nine grandchildren, Anna, Noah, Sarah and Jacob James and Ryan Golab, Devin and Carson James, and Addyson and Macee James; one brother, Duane (Beverly) VanOosten, Rock Falls; and one sister, Beth (Kenny) Eissens, Thomson.












 



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