James J. Hines
May 17, 1926 – May 6, 2013
James J. Hines, Educator, 86, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, Born May 17, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at home. James was a member of St. Albert’s Catholic Church, now Holy Trinity, in Fairview Heights, Illinois, for the past 35 years. He served as a lector, was active in the Renew Program, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Over the years, he enjoyed attending Bible study classes, and Charismatic prayer services. Jim served as the Salvation Army Board Chairman from 1985-1987. He supported HUM (Hines Ugandan Ministries) of which his daughter, Katherine, is a Missionary. James proudly served his country in the United States Army, during both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of the Fairview Heights, VFW Post 8677. James received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, 1950, from Southwest Missouri State; Advanced Certificate in Education from the University of Illinois, 1961; Master of Arts degree in Education, 1971, from Washington University; and a Master of Arts Degree in Management, 1986, from Webster University. He also held the title of RSBA, Registered School Business Administrator. He served as President of the Illinois Association of Community College Business Administrator, 1980. James received the Illinois Association of Community College Chief Financial Officers Award for service in 1986. James started his teaching career in Steelville, Missouri, served as Superintendent of Schools, in Bellflower and Silex, Missouri. Then moved to Kankakee, Ill., where he was Assistant Superintendent over 15 schools, for 13 years; then served for 8 years as Vice President for Administration at Joliet Junior College; then finally served as Vice President at Belleville Area College, now SWIC. He was chosen as Outstanding Administrator in 1982. During his lifetime, James was an avid jogger and swimmer. He often stated that his greatest accomplishment in life was receiving Jesus as his personal Savior at the age of 18. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Jefferson and Dicy Ellen, nee Bobbitt, Hines; his first wife, Wilma Hines, nee Green; a son, James Richard Hines; a half-brother, Robert Hines; and a great grandson, Neamiah Hines. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie, nee Banning-Raab, Hines, whom he married December 10, 1977, three sons, Dennis (Jean) Hines, of St. Louis, Missouri; Ron (Eileen) Hines, of Fairview Heights, Ill.; and Gary (Sompit) Hines, of Granite City, Ill.; a daughter, Katherine Hines, of East Africa; his step-children, James Raab, of Fairview Heights, Ill., Angela (Scott) McCracken, of Labadie, Mo, and Jeffery (Dawn) Raab, of Mesa, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, Govi (Tiffany) Hines, Jared (Sara) Hines, Caleb, Rebekah, and Berea Hines, Zachary (Savannah) Hines, Bethany (Luke) Gerrick, Rachel Hines, Kevin (Danielle) Hines, Ian and Miles McCracken, J.R. and Meghan Raab; and four great grandchildren, Ephraim and Jireh Gerrick, Levi Hines, and Henry River Hines. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Brad Ringhofer and the staff of Hospice of Southern Illinois. Memorials are appreciated to HUM, Hines Ugandan Ministries, or Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, Ill. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com. Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill., and also from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, Ill. A prayer service will precede the visitation at 4 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Father Voss officiating. Interment will follow in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois.
- Visitation Friday, May 10, 2013
- Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2013
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2013
James J. Hines
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May 9, 2013
Ron: My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.
May 9, 2013
SEMPER FI - FELLOW VETERAN
THANK YOU - FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.
You are one of our heroes.
We will remember you always and miss you dearly.
Take your Warrior's rest for a duty well done.
I wish to extend to members of your family my deepest sympathy on their loss. May the force of GOD be with them as they walk through this difficult time. May the loving promises of our LORD and Savior comfort them and give them strength.
As a grateful Veteran, I leave my sympathy and hope you accept this as a small token of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one to our Country.
U. S. MARINE AND VIET NAM VET
May 8, 2013
Jim was a good man and will be missed by all that have known him.