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Kraft Funeral Service

708 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Charlene A. James

August 8, 1932December 25, 2019
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Charlene A. (Wesley) James, 87 years of age, died Wednesday December 25, 2019. She was born August 8, 1932 in Liberty, Kentucky to the late Preston and Vasca (Patterson) Wesley and was the widow of Earl J. James Sr. who died in 1999. Charlene was the mother of nine children and was a wonderful homemaker, wife, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, five siblings and four grandchildren.

Survivors include nine children; Bonnie Key (Larry), Marilyn Belden (Steve), Elmer James (Debbie), Earl James Jr. (Shelley), Helen Howson(Todd), Susan Jackson(Jay), Julie Sprigler(Jeff), Donna James, and John James. 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild with another on the way. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the staff for all the special care given to Charlene during her stay at Lincoln Hills.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday December 30, and after 9:00 am Tuesday December 31 at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday December 31, 2019 in the Kraft Chapel with burial to follow at Atkins Chapel Cemetery in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 30, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Jeanine Jordan

December 28, 2019

Always such a sweet lady and gave the best hugs! I remember spending lots of time at her table with Donna talking to her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire James family! Love to all!

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Biography

Charlene A. (Wesley) James, 87 years of age, died Wednesday December 25th, 2019. She was born August 8, 1932 in Liberty, Kentucky to the late Preston and Vasca (Patterson) Wesley and was the widow of Earl J. James Sr. who died in 1999. Charlene was the mother of nine children and was a wonderful homemaker, wife, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, five siblings and four grandchildren.

Survivors include nine children; Bonnie Key (Larry), Marilyn Belden (Steve), Elmer James (Debbie), Earl James Jr. (Shelley), Helen Howson(Todd), Susan Jackson(Jay), Julie Sprigler(Jeff), Donna James, and John James. 19 Grandchildren, 12 Great-grandchildren, and one Great-great grandchild with another on the way. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the staff for all the special care given to Charlene during her stay at Lincoln Hills.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday December 30th, and after 9:00 am Tuesday December 31st. at Kraft Funeral Service 708 E. Spring St. New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday December 31st, in the Kraft Chapel with burial to follow at Atkins Chapel Cemetery in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. Expressions of Sympathy are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter.

Online condolences may be made to: www.kraftfuneralservice.net.