June M. James, 87, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, May 11, 2013, with her loving daughters at her side. Born in Assumption, Ill., she was the daughter of the late David and Ola (Davis) Cotner.
She was a member of Woodburn Missionary Church and a faithful prayer warrior. The Hope Center was blessed with the dozens of baby quilts she so enjoyed making for them. She had worked for the old Woodburn telephone company and retired in 2006 from the staff of the Woodburn Missionary Church after 20 years of service.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce James of Woodburn and Barbara (Kenneth) Knuth of Columbia City; grandsons, Daniel (Jennifer) Knuth of Columbia City and Thomas (Cari) Knuth of Ft. Wayne; great-grandchildren, Mason, Emerson and Gilliana Knuth; sister-in-law, Imogene Cotner and a host of nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Albert James, in 1981 and siblings, Donald, Hershel and Aldyth Cotner.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Woodburn Missionary Church, 5108 Bull Rapids Rd., Woodburn with calling one hour prior. Pastor Joel DeSelm will officiate. Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial is in the Scipio cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the Woodburn Missionary Church Library or Missionary Women International (MWI). Arrangements were made by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 Ind. 930 E., New Haven. For online condolences, go to www.harperfuneralhome.com .