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James Templeton3/28/2000
Funeral services for James H. Templeton, 90, of Knoxville, who died March 28, 2000
at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital, were held April 1, at Evans-McCleery Funeral
in Knoxville. Sam Nichols and Bill McDonald officiated at the services.

Burial was
at Ruckman Cemetery in in Knoxville. Casketbearers were Beryle Bacus, Cecil Harry,
Kay Harsin, Amos Laird, Delbert McCombs, and Bill Schultz.

James was born on November
3, 1909 in Red Rock, Iowa, the son of Joseph L. and Mary A. Jones Templeton. He
graduated from Knoxville High School. He furthered his education by attending short
courses at Iowa State University.

James married Blanche Karr on June 7, 1935 at
the home of his maternal grandfather, George Jones, who was their minister. They
lived in various locations before purchasing the farm where they have lived for
nearly 59 years. Farming was a vocation he loved. James was a member of the Presbyterian
Church and the Morning Knoxville Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed people and was always
ready to "visit".

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lee and
Hugh; and two sisters, Alice J., Hugens and Ruth Roetman. He is survived by his
wife, Blanche, of Knoxville; two daughters, Mary Phillips of Bella Vista, Arkansas;
Susan Prather, of Knoxville; one sister, Sarah Harvey Roetman of Knoxville; two
grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three step-grandchildren and five step great

Memorials may be made to Knoxville Senior Center and Knoxville Rescue

Arrangements were made by Evans-McCleery Funeral Home in Knoxville. Journal-Express,
Knoxville, Iowa.