Max James
1936-2011
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Max James, 75, of Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
He was born June 27, 1936 in Randolph County to the late Walter Orval and Naomi Blanche (Stephens) James. He was a 1954 graduate of Jefferson High School. He served in the Army National Guard from 1958-1965. Max worked for OMCO Mould in Winchester, starting in 1959 retiring in 2002. After retiring he worked for CM-Tech in Winchester until recently. He was a member of the American Legion Post 507 in Ridgeville. Max enjoyed camping, fishing, watching the deer, and watching NASCAR as well as basketball. He also loved his dogs.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ruth Ann (Collins) James of Ridgeville; four children, Steven James, Kevin (Dawn) James of Richmond, Lisa (Terry) Rittenhouse of Ridgeville and Stacey(Cindy) James of Ridgeville; a sister, Jenny (Keith) Woodbury of Winchester; a brother Delbert ‚ÄúJess‚Ä' (Barb) James of Big Turkey Lake; a brother-in-law, Rex (Janet) Collins of Winchester; three sisters-in-law, Lois (David) Lawler of Alexandria, Lala (Charles) Rees of Winchester and Lila Collins of Winchester; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Gary James and Daniel Lee Evans; two sisters, Miriam Hinshaw and Betti West; and a brother-in-law, Gerald Collins.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home, Winchester, with Pastor Jonathan Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery, Farmland.
Friends and family may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before services Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678 or to Randolph Friends Church, 5597 W. 700 N. Ridgeville, IN 47380, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Published in Winchester News-Gazette from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2011.
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