James A. "Jim" Warren, 77, passed away at 11:27 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, at his home in Mode.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Shumway, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with a 4 p.m. parish prayer service. Memorial donations may be made to Shelby County Jr. Rifle Club. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Jim was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Chicago, the son of John W. and Helen (Anderson) Warren. He married Joann E. Meyer on June 18, 1960, in Effingham and she preceded him in death in 1998. Jim was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Shumway and was employed for many years as a supervisor for Firestone Tire in Decatur. He was a longtime member of the National Rifle Association; being active in the Kaskaskia River Valley Friends of the NRA and helped jump-start the Effingham County chapter. Jim was also involved in the Shelby County Jr. Rifle Club and the Effingham Knights of Columbus Council 665.
Jim is survived by his son, John (Tracey) Warren of Stewardson; daughter, Angela (Mark) Lambert of Decatur; sister, Jacquelyn Teel of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and brother, Richard (Irene) Warren of Neoga; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren also survive.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Joann.
Published on April 25, 2017