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James R. Webster

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James R. Webster, 67, of Springfield, passed into Heaven Tuesday evening, May 28, 2013, in Springfield Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.

He was born in Springfield on Nov. 12, 1945, to Jack and Joyce Hoenstein Webster. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; mother and beloved stepfather, Joyce and Floyd Heath; a brother, Bryon Webster; and a granddaughter, Zoe Brown.

He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 22 years, Shari R. (Taylor) Webster; six children, Jason (Tracy) Webster, Kendra Stollings and Shelley Burchett, all of Springfield, Jason (Tara) Dysert of Kenton, Christan (Brandon) Crowder of Covington, Ky., and Elena (Lucas) Goleb of Warren; grandchildren, Abigail and Levi Webster, Heath Stollings, Alyssa, Kaylin and Benjamin Burchett, Austin Dysert, Malachi Peters and Kiersten Glancy; two sisters, Jill (Dennis) Clark of Brooklyn, Mich., and Jan (Jeff) Dean of McKinney, Texas; two brothers, Greg (Candy) Heath of Napoleon and Rick (Donna) Webster of Indianapolis; stepmothers, Jewel Heath of Melbourne, Fla., and Eddye Webster of Springfield; dear friends, Jeff and Darlene Kertula; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Brandy.

Jim retired as a lineman from Norfolk Southern Railroad (Conrail) following many years of service. He also managed Ballentine Stables for three years and made many two and four-legged friends there.

Jim loved boating at Lake Erie, especially around Port Clinton.

A casual gathering of family and friends is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, followed by a celebration of Jim’s life, with Chaplain Bruce Heckman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Road, Springfield 45504.

Express condolences at www.littletonandrue.com.

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