James M. Neeley, age 75, of Alhambra, passed away Monday, June 22 in Alhambra. Services for 75 year old James M. Neeley will be Friday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney, IL. Friends may call Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to his family or the Hitz Memorial Home Auxiliary.
James was born August 31, 1939 in Richland Co., IL to parents Joseph Byron and Vera Corinne (Jenkins) Neeley
James was born two months premature due to mother’s blood poisoning. James lived with physical infirmities all his life, however he was a phenomenal, loving, and caring individual who dealt with life and coped amazingly well. He was a member of Olney Free Methodist Church but attended services at the First Christian Church in Greenville.
Survived by Brother, Wayne E. Neeley of Washington, IN, Sister, Ruth E. Combs and husband Charles of Greenville, IL, Brother, Harold J. Neeley and wife Kathy of Olney, Sister, Ruby C. Chestnut of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Three nephews and three nieces, eight great nephews and three great nieces.
Preceded in death by parents, niece Wynette M. Hostetter, and sister-in-law Sherry L. Neeley.