Steven Michael James
”1954 - 2021”
A consciousness remains upon the silent shore of memory;
Images and precious thoughts that shall not be And cannot be destroyed.
Steven Michael James of Columbus, KS passed from this life Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. He was 66.
Steve was born August 25, 1954 in Baxter Springs, KS to John D. and Dorothy (Leatherman) James. He was a 1972 graduate of Columbus High School. He had lived in Columbus for the past year, moving from Galena, KS.
Steve worked for Wenger Manufacturing in Galena, KS as a machinist. He was a member of United In Christ Church in Quapaw, OK, Miami Elks Lodge No. 1320 in Miami, OK where he was on the pool league. He loved fishing, hunting and motorcycling.
He was preceded in death by his father, John D. James and his mother, Dorothy Pruitt.
Steve is survived by his wife Stephanie James of the home, 4 sons, Aaron James of Maryland, Jayce James of the home, Bryce James of the home and Chad Long of Galena, KS, 2 daughters, Kristi James-Richens and husband James of Rock, KS and Lana Kloer of Scammon, KS, 1 brother, Dave Pruitt and wife Pam of Baxter Springs, KS, 3 sisters, Sherry Goins and husband Doyle of Baxter Springs, KS, Jessie James and Jeanie James of Miami, OK, 7 grandchildren, Garrett Richens, Andrew Richens, Brock Richens, Jaylee Long, Jenna Sutton, Emma Sutton and River Kloer and 2 great-grandchildren, Lanelle Richens and Aveena Richens.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 at United In Christ Church in Quapaw, OK with Rev. Wes Woodcock officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery west of Melrose, KS. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Pal Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce, OK.
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