Nancy James

Nancy L. James (Kensinger)

June 2, 1941 - April 4, 2020
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Nancy L. James, 78 of Clinton, Iowa passed away peacefully at Eagle Point Health Care Center on Saturday April 4, 2020. Honoring her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with a graveside memorial service taking place on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with the arraignments.

Nancy was born June 2, 1941 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of John and Alice (Keenan) Kensinger. Nancy was united in marriage to Harlen F. James on March 20, 1961 in Morrison, Illinois.
Nancy was a homemaker and loving mother - she loved spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Nancy was a Christian who loved the Lord.

Nancy enjoyed baking and cooking, and all the things that make for a warm and welcoming home. She was outgoing and known for her spunky fun personality. Above all, she loved her family very much and will be greatly missed.

Nancy is survived by two daughters - Alice James of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jackie (Michael) Nelson of Clinton, IA; 3 sons - Jesse (Lourdes) James of Montclair, CA, Frank (Mary) James of Clinton, IA, and Tony James of Clinton, IA, with a son she didn't raise, Mark Hall from a previous brief marriage; ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; seven brothers - Jack and Brent Kensinger and Tom, Bob, Jim, Howard and Steve Coon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 54 years Harlen F. James, a great-grandson - Gavin J. Milder and three sisters - Sally Petersen, Janice Coon and Cheryl Coon.
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    Saturday June 27, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Saturday June 27, 2020 4:00pm
    Clinton Lawn Cemetery
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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Mary Stopher

Posted at 03:46pm
Jackie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I enjoyed her wonderful sense of humor so very much. She could tell stories like no other! I could be in my office and hear her laughter and the laughter of those who were being treated to one of those stories. I would sit at my desk and laugh until my cheeks were sore. Thanks for sharing Nancy with us! I'm so glad I got to know her. May you find peace and comfort in cherished memories of Nancy. Sincerely,
Mary Stopher

Betty Lou Friis-Halcomb

Posted at 11:22pm
Nancy & I were best friends. When we first met her husband Harlan, Nancy & I would go to the senior center they had on 2nd. St. where we had lunch, played games, made crafts & enjoyed socializing. After that we would drop her husband so he could nap & go looking through every thrift store in town & when I liked something she would say "You can't afford that but we can come back & visit it anytime. :) A loving wife & mother you shared your family with me when when mine are far away so I wouldn't be lonely .
My partner in crime, my rock, you will be so very much missed but never forgotten.I love in peace.

tia manikowski

Posted at 03:14pm
Sorry for your loss, it is so hard to lose our mother. You were the best daughters and granddaughters that a mother could ask for.

Teresa Coon

Posted at 06:03pm
Nancy was a wonderful aunt. She always wanted to know what was going on in my world. Adored seeing my children and always made me feel like family. I will miss her greatly.

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