James Calvin "Jim" January, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in his home.
He was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Seminole, Okla., the son of Clinton Calvin and Ruby Lee (Feaster) January. On Feb. 2, 1946, in Emporia, Kan., he was united in marriage to Mary Nadine Powers, who survives.
Additional survivors include: one son, John C. January and his wife, Amy, of Kansas City; three daughters, Gemey Hobson and her husband, Lynn, of Surf City, N.C., Missy DeWeese and her husband, Joe, of Anderson, and Angela Parker and her husband, James, of Latham, Kan.; one brother, Bill January, of Andover, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
He grew up in Augusta, Kan. On March 5, 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, serving as seaman, first class until June 22, 1946. He then went back to school and received his master's degree in education from Wichita State University. For decades, he served as an outstanding elementary school principal for the Kansas Public School System. In 1989, after his retirement, he moved to Shell Knob to make his home.
Services were held Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Chaplain Jack Betts conducted the services.
Contributions may be made to LUC Boys Ranch in his memory.
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Shell Knob, Missouri