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James W. "Jim" Greenwell


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James W. "Jim" Greenwell Obituary
MENDON, Ill. -- James W. "Jim" Greenwell, 93, of Quincy, formerly of Mendon, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Jim was born Nov. 9, 1924, in Cooperstown, to the late Gilbert Wesley and Alice (Kiefer) Greenwell. He married Nellie A. Wells on July 11, 1945, in Mount Sterling. Nellie died Aug. 29, 2011.

Jim served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He retired in 1988 as an insurance agent for Country Companies Insurance Co. He was a member of Ursa Christian Church, Mendon Masonic Lodge No. 449 and the Bear Creek American Legion. He loved to play golf, go fishing, camping and loved going to Florida to visit his extended family.

Surviving are a son, Doug (Karen) Greenwell of Quincy; grandchildren, Jennifer Brown of St. Peters, Mo., Bettsy (Matt) Leutkemeyer of Jefferson City, Mo., Gary (Dawn) Klossing of Republic, Mo., Kelly (Jared) McGriff-Culver of Downers Grove, Luke (Sarah) Greenwell of Bolingbrook and Josh (Kaleena) Greenwell of Blue Springs, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Brown, Wesley, Jacob and Maggie Leutkemeyer, Madisyn, Molly, Mylee and McKaelyn Klossing, Corin Greenwell, Donovan Humphrey, Jayce McGriff-Culver, Harper and Emmett Greenwell, Rylee Greenwell; sister-in-law, Faye Greenwell of Quincy; one nephew, Randy Greenwell of Quincy; and one niece, Lynn Barton of Belvidere.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Klossing; two brothers, Clarence and William Greenwell; and two special nephews, Tom and Bud Burrows.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Ursa Christian Church with the Rev. John Simpson conducting. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Hersman Cemetery in Mount Sterling.

VISITATION: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Ursa Christian Church.

MEMORIALS: 2x4's for Hope, Ursa Christian Church or the Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund.

WEBSITE: hunterfuneralhomes.com.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hunter Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 13 to July 15, 2018
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