Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5 p.m. to7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, Vandalia.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Justin Orf, Nick James, Cody James, Marty Orf, Roger James and Mike Klug.
Honorary Pallbearers: granddaughters and great-grandchildren.
Stanley Wayne James passed away at 9:43 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. He was born in rural Vandalia and lived most of his adult life on the family's farm. Stanley was a 1957 Vandalia High School graduate. Besides farming, he started working for Harbison Walker Refractories in 1962 in the maintenance department. Stanley retired in 2003 after over 41 years at the plant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Vandalia Lion's Club and the Vandalia Flying Club. Stanley also served on the Van-Far Ambulance Board. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, coyote hunting, camping and woodworking.
Born: July 6, 1939 in rural Vandalia, Missouri, the son of Wayne Anthon and Eva Martha (Rickard) James.
Married: Nona Louise Nation in Vandalia on November 22, 1958.
Survivors include: wife, Nona of Vandalia; two sons: Alan W. and wife, Paula James of Vandalia; Cory C. and wife, Amber James of Bowling Green; one daughter, Anita L. and husband, Marty Orf of Bowling Green; five grandchildren: Christine N. Orf of Bowling Green; Justin R. and wife, Callie Orf of Troy; Jessica D. James of Wellsville; Nicholas W. James of Vandalia; Cody W. James of Vandalia; six great-grandchildren: Kaleb R. Orf, Roland N. Orf, Mila L. Orf and Maddyn R. Orf all of Troy; Riley S. VanBoening and Presley L. Marshall both of Wellsville.
Preceded in death by: parents.
Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society.