Charleen L. James - 75

6/30/1942 - 10/4/2017

Okeechobee, FL

     Charleen L. James, 75, of Okeechobee, FL passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, FL. She was born June 30, 1942 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of James R. and Mary Louise (Turner) Clements. She married Allen Darrel James on May 21, 1960 in Divernon, IL. Charleen enjoyed gardening, reading books, journaling, and flower arranging. She collected dolls and figurines. Charleen was a seamstress at one time making her own clothes and clothes for her children. She was a huge fan of QVC & HSN shopping channels and frequently ordered items from them. Charleen enjoyed hosting family gatherings. She really enjoyed 4:00 coffee hour with friends and especially her friend and neighbor, Betty Kessler. Charleen loved her animals but most of all she dearly loved the time she spent with her family.

     She is survived by three daughters, Janet (Tim) Bowman of Taylorville, IL, Brenda (Kenneth) Lee of Chatham, IL, and Chari (Bill) Boetta of Mineral, VA; two sons, Allen D. (Judy) James, Jr. of Virden, IL and Darren (Lisa) James of Alexander, IL; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Kathye Siefert, Carole Atchison, and Betty Clements, one brother, James Robert Clements, and one nephew, Steven Atchison.

     Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at West Cemetery in Thayer, IL. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the charity of one’s choice. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to

Eighner Funeral Homes
13160 Route 34 West~PO Box 404
Somonauk, IL. 60552
(815) 498-2363

Graveside Service:

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at West Cemetery in Thayer, IL.

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