Kathy James

WILMINGTON—Kathy James, 65, of Wilmington, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Born Sept. 3, 1951 in Murray, KY, Katherine Ann was a daughter of Carmel David and Virginia Marcine (Hicks) Boyle. She was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the class of 1969. In August of 1975, Kathy married Bill James in Joliet, and he preceded her on Dec. 26, 1986. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wilmington, and was employed as an office manager with Boy Scouts of America. Kathy initially worked at the Rainbow Council before transferring to the Calumet Council in Munster, IN from where she retired after nearly 30 years of service.
Kathy was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, enjoyed working crossword puzzles, and took pleasure in cooking and baking. She truly cherished every opportunity that she could attend or watch her grandchildren as they participated in their sports and activities.
Survivors include her two children, Stacy (Britton) Roth of Wilmington and Adam (LeAnn) James of Minnetrista, MN; one step-son, Billy (Sherrie) James of Arlington, VA; seven grandchildren: Alec Roth, Garrett Roth, Ethan James, Kinsey Roth, Beckett James, Simon James and Mika James; two step-grandchildren, Aaron James and Ashley James; three sisters: Kay (Steve) Gibson and Sue Davis, both of Coal City and Debbie (Charlie) Douglass of Wilmington and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as special cousins.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bill.
Green flameless cremation rites are being accorded.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation and celebration of Kathy’s life on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Kathy’s memory to the JOHA Foundation (Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates), 2614 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60435.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Kathy’s memorial page online by logging onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com.
Green flameless cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.