Archive for Thursday, February 8, 1996


February 8, 1996


Services for Benjamin "Frank" James, 81, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post No. 852, Lawrence.

Mr. James died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 2, 1914, in Willis, the son of Joseph Franklin and Della Catherine Ray James.

He attended schools in Winchester and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He then worked for the Midland Alfalfa Dehydrating Plant until 1972 when he retired.

Mr. James was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Winchester. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include two brothers, Ray E. and Ed, both of Topeka; and two sisters, Helen Echols, Tecumseh, and Ruth Meyer, Topeka.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. They may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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