James E. Barham
Bloomington-James E. Barham, 92, of Bloomington formerly of
Springfield, died on Tuesday May 22, 2013, at Heritage Health in
Bloomington Illinois. Interment will be at Camp Butler
National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Army
National Guard Honors Program.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the
Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 20827, Tampa, Florida
33622-0827 in James's name. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in
Bloomington is handling arrangements.
Jim was born on January 22, 1921 in Benton, Illinois, the son of
Henry L. and Anna (Kist) Barham. He married Doris E.
Poffenbarger on June 8, 1946.
Jim was career military, having proudly served in World War II
and then in the Illinois Army National Guard where he retired at
the rank of Major General. During his career he graduated
from the US Army Command and General Staff College.
He was a member of the Ansar Shrine.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife Doris, infant son, James
E., and brother, Joseph Barham.
He is survived by son, James L. (Beverly) Barham of
Bloomington, IL, grandsons, Christopher (Ashley) Barham,
and Peter (Melissa) Barham, two great grandchildren, son, William
Barham, sister, Martha Evancik of Christopher, IL, and
sister, Elizabeth Newsome of Benton, IL .
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