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September 25, 2012

Eugene James

June 14, 1932 - Sept. 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — Eugene L. James, 80, of Washington, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Daviess Community Hospital. Born June 14, 1932, in Washington, he was the son of Jesse H. and Helen Rose (Burkhardt) James. He was a 1951 graduate of Washington Catholic High School and attended Vincennes University and Purdue University. He retired from the Indiana Department of Transportation Vincennes District in 1994. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Washington American Legion and Washington Boat Club. He enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening and loved being with his family. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Bradley) James, whom he married May 9, 1959; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Kevin Myers, and Cathy and Arlen Winkler, all of Washington; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Donna James of Montgomery, Jim and Danielle James of Australia, and Jeff “Jesse” and Kelly James of Washington; 10 grandchildren, Quintin Myers, Allyssa Myers, Jordan Winkler, Garrett Winkler, Lauren Winkler, Kacie James, Logan James, Elizabeth James, Henry James and Indiana James; and one sister, Norma Ketchem of Washington. He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Eleanor Burris, Mary Emma Uhl, and Sister Mary Harold; and four brothers, Robert James, William James, Harold James and Father Edward James. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Montgomery, with Rev. James Koressel as celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Washington, with military graveside rites by the Washington American Legion and V.F.W. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a wake service at 8 p.m., at the church. Memorial donations may be sent to the Washington Boat Club. Arrangements are being made through Ed Lee Mortuary. Condolences may be sent online at www.edleemortuary.com.

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