Diane Marie James; 1962-2020

Diane Marie James

Diane Marie James (Mitchell), age 58, of Hunnewell, passed on December 22, 2020. Diane was born to Lawrence “Larry” Mitchell and Charlotte (Dent) Mitchell on August 19, 1962 in Japan. She attended Limestone High School in Bartonville, Illinois.

Before her illness, Diane worked at the Sheltered Workshop in Monroe City. She was happily married to Bryan James for 28 years.

Diane loved hunting, fishing, bird watching, gardening, cooking, reading, and spending time with those she loved. She was a kind and loving soul who cared so deeply for people. She was incredibly strong and not once in the last 10 years of suffering from cancer did she waver in her faith.

She is survived by her husband, Bryan James, and four children, Jonathan Cleveland, Riley, Sierra, and Dakota James, parents Lawrence “Larry” and Charlotte (Dent) Mitchell, brother and sister in law David and April Mitchell, sister Donna Mitchell, niece Joni Mitchell, and nephew Ted Abernathy.

Due to COVID restrictions, a gathering to celebrate her life will be planned for the spring/summer of 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Susan G. Komen in memory of Diane James.

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