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Julia M. James

Julia M. James, 86, of Steubenville and formerly of East Springfield, went home to be with her Lord Nov. 11, 2009, surrounded by her family at Trinity Medical Center West.

Born Jan. 5, 1923, in Ponce de Leon, FL, she was a daughter of the late John and Ann Lester Kennedy.

She is survived by her daughters, Dianne (Mike) Thurston of Carrollton, Judy (Joe) Bowers and Susan (Noble) Roberts, both of East Springfield; eight grandchildren, Doreen (Tom) Hudy of Carrollton, Russell (Joan) Thurston of Magnolia, Michael Thurston of Dover, Michelle Briggs, Rodney Briggs, Brett Roberts and Julie (Sam) Williams, all of East Springfield and Brian (Amy) Roberts of Columbus; 14 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was part of five generations for the past seven years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell E. James, whom she married in 1940 and who passed away in 1973; an infant daughter and two sisters.

Graveside services at East Springfield Cemetery will be private.  Memorial contributions may be made to Amsterdam Covenant Church, PO Box 164, Amsterdam, 43903.  Arrangements were under the care and supervision of Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Richmond.  On-line condolences may be sent at wwww.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com.


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