Jean E. James
1931 - 2021
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James, Jean E.

Jean E. James (nee Nelson), born March 15, 1931 at rest March 22, 2021; loving wife of the late Lt. Robert F. James C.F.D. Daughter of the late Louis H. and Mae C. Nelson. Loving mother of 5; Rick (Dede) James, Mike (Lynn) James, Tim James (deceased), Laurie (Doug) Baker and Steve (Deanne) James. Adored by 30 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Her life, her love, her legacy lives on … In lieu of flowers please make donations to the widows and families of Chicago firefighters. Please visit the following link to donate in Jean's memory (

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 28, 2021.
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March 26, 2021
Jean James was our loving neighbor for over thirty years . We couldn’t have asked for a more generous and caring person to share our lives with for all those years . We loved her so much ! Rest In Peace dear Jean you will be missed!
Patricia Sabo
March 25, 2021
Dear Mike and Lynn & James family,
My wife and I saddened at the passing of your beloved mom. Your love for her will never diminish and she will live on in the memories she has left you all with. Thanks Mike, for sharing some of your memories with us these past few years.
William Soppet
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