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James E. Bontz

Visitation:
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Service:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Marvin Jones.
Music provided by: Elaine Dameron - pianist; Angela Maier - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Floyd Dameron, Tony Dameron, Bobby Stone, Don Lynn, Steve Bontz and Doug Bontz. Honorary pallbearers: Earl Wayne Henderson and Charlie Grisham.

James Earl Bontz passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. James was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended area schools. He was a member of the Central Union Church and also attended Southside Baptist Church. James attended area schools and had worked for over 35 years at Harbison Walker Refractories in the burning department. He retired in 1981 and enjoyed playing cards, fishing and had served as the president of the Modern Maturity Center.

Born: April 17, 1928 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the son of Herman Leslie and Willie Fay (Benn) Bontz.

Married: Hannah Mattie Nadin on June 11, 1946 in Vandalia, Missouri; she preceded him in death on August 15, 2001. He then married Jane Sutton on August 19, 2002 in Vandalia, she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Jane of Vandalia; one son, Raeburn D. and wife, Kathy Bontz of Loveland, Colorado; one daughter, Phyllis A. and husband, James Reading of rural Vandalia; one brother, Floyd Bontz of Vandalia; two sisters, Catherine Runyon and Donna Hoover both of Vandalia; three grandchildren: Danny Bontz and Trisha Bontz of Loveland, Colorado; Shawn Reading of Thompson, Missouri; five great-grandchildren: Chelsea Bontz, Samantha Bontz, Celeste Bontz, Clayton Bontz and Carson Bontz; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: one brother, Eugene Bontz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Vandalia Modern Maturity Center or the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia.


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