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James Edward Aper

Oct 22, 1944 - May 8, 2019 (Age 74)

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I had taken care of James since he was admitted in 1988.I loved him and will greatly miss him.He was my "Fart Blossom",he would answer to that name for me better than he would to James at times.I'm going to miss his goofy smile,writing his name over and over on his toys,him coming behind the desk with me to just sit but normally to poke me in the back over and over to get my attention.I'm going to miss him tapping his foot to the music.I'm going to miss everything.Thank you to the...

Dear Mary, Tom, & Jack,
Thinking of you at this time. Keeping you in prayer. Jack & Barbara Amos

I will miss u tutterbug, the time I worked at Ben Hur was the best with u for the past 10 years! U always made me smile and u loved to beat to music! Not everyone understands u like I did! I even taught u to do I love u and to show every one what an elephant does! I will miss u so deeply!

I used to work a Ben Hur and I helped take care of James, infact he was one of my favorite people there; James was a very unique guy and had a great way to make one smile and laugh. It didn't matter what mood you were in he was always able to put a smile on your face. You sure are going to be missed by many, rest easy in Heaven little buddy.

James aper was my little buddy he love song long black train and he love jesus and i love james

Our condolences to the family. May your cherished memories and the hope from our Grand Creator bring you comfort during this difficult time. Acts 25:15


James's Obituary

James (Jim) Aper passed on to his new perfect life with our Lord on May 8, 2019, at the age of 74. He was the son of the late William and Virginia (Harrer) Aper and born on October 22, 1944.

Jim lived for over 30 years at the Ben Hur Nursing Home in Crawfordsville, IN. In doing so, the residents and staff became his “second family”. His family wants the staff at Ben Hur to know how much we appreciated your love and constant care for Jim over those years. May God continue to bless you in your lives and in your work.

Even with all of his physical and mental disabilities, Jim showed us how to love in his own “special” way. He made us smile. His love for music showed us how we all need to dance every day—enjoy our journey. He will be missed and forever in the many hearts he touched.

He is survived by his sister, Mary (Jerry) Hollis, and his brothers, Tom (Eileen) Aper and Jack Aper, both of Orlando, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Kathy (Don) White and brother, Bill (Pam) Aper. There will be a graveside service at Spring Vale Cemetery on Thursday, May 16, at 1 p.m.


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