INDEPENDENCE – James R. Hare, 86 years old of Independence, died Friday, Jan. 10, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born July 1, 1927, at Rowley, the son of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Hare and Adry Maree (Jestes) Hare and attended school in Rowley. He served in the US Army from 1945 -1947. On July 1, 1948, Jim and the former Marie Hope King were united in marriage at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. His first employment was in retail sales before working for Greenley Development in construction. He later worked at Mod Comp Homes, Knot Construction and later Skogman Construction in Cedar Rapids before retirement. Jim enjoyed people, bowling and was an avid baseball fan. He was meticulous and well known for his finish carpentry.
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Mr. Hare is survived by his wife, Marie of Independence; two daughters, Ann Duwa of Independence and Kathy (Greg) Corkery of Jesup; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Frank (Bud) Hare, Jr. and George "Ed" (Betty) Hare of Independence; and his best friend Kenny (Donna) Bagby of Independence. His parents; two sisters, Viola Caldwell and Clara Stock; and four brothers, Raymond, Carl, Lewis and Everett Hare preceded him in death.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. – Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the First United Methodist Church, Independence, with Rev. Scott Meador officiating. Music will be by Mary Schubich, organist and Brian Crawford, soloist. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Hazelton. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by Bechter – Boise VFW Post 2440 and Sheehan – Tidball American Legion Post 30 of Independence. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, January 13 at the White Funeral Home, Independence, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.White-MtHope.com. White Funeral Home, Independence, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 13 to Jan. 25, 2014