OBITUARY - JAMES EDWARD IRVIN
James Edward IRVIN was born June 22, 1955 to Elmer Oren and Edith Minerva (KESSEL) IRVIN in Mt. Ayr, Iowa.
He passed away July 16, 2007 at his residence in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 52.
The first 5 1/2 years of Jamesís life were spent in Athelstan, Iowa. He moved to Shenandoah in 1960 and
later to Imogene in 1966. James attended school in Shenandoah and later in Farragut, Iowa where he received
James was a truck driver for 22 years and was currently employed at Eaton Corporation. He enjoyed
working on his Ď69 Chevelle SS 396, hunting, fishing, golfing, boating, camping, surfing E-Bay, going to the
casino and playing pool.
James is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Edith IRVIN and nephews,
Donnie Ray and Lonnie Jay STOGDILL. He is survived by his son, Micky Joe JONES of Corning, IA; son, Bill
JENKINS of Shenandoah, IA; daughter, Darlene CULLEY of Shenandoah, IA; son, James IRVIN of Shenandoah, IA;
daughter, Mindy IRVIN of Shenandoah, IA; 7 grandchildren; sister, Sondra (IRVIN) STOGDILL of Red Oak, IA;
brother, Oren IRVIN and wife Sue of Oakland, IA; sister, Sheila MILLER and husband John of Logan, Iowa;
other relatives and many friends.
Celebration of Life services were held Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 10:00
a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenadoah, Iowa. Words of comfort were given by Billy SHANE
and Pastor Deb RIVERS. Caring for flowers were Ashley DUMLER and Jennifer STOGDILL. Angelia STOGDILL and
Corrinne STOGDILL attended the memory register. Musical selections were "I Will Praise You In The Storm",
"Take It Easy", American Pie" and "Mountain of God". Honorary casket bearers were Steve BRAUN, Dale STOGDILL,
Richard JANDREAU, Beaner STOGDILL, Tony STOGDILL and Larry DUMLER. Casket bearers were A. J. DUMLER, Dustin
DUMLER, Derek DUMLER, Lynn BLOWER, Ty RATLIFF and C. E. HORNBUCKLE. Interment was in Athelstan Cemetery in
Athelstan, Iowa. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston.com.
Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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