JAMES “JIM” C. STANLEY, 78

JAMES “JIM” C. STANLEY, 78, died Sunday, May 16, 2004. He was owner of Stanley Jewelers for over 35 years, and a Marine Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. His courageous life was an inspiration. While in the Marine Corps he contracted polio. Though he was paralyzed in both legs, both arms, his back and his stomach, he never complained. During a difficult recovery, while learning to walk, he worked in the clothing business. Despite his handicaps he also studied pharmacy, law and later watch repair. Jim and his wife Helen of 44 years operated Stanley Jewelers, Calhoun Street.

Survivors include his wife, Helen A.; sisters, Evelyn Zimmerman and A. LaVonne Stanley; and brother, Vern.

Service was Thursday, May 20, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Burial was in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester, IN, with military services.

Memorials to Westridge Baptist Church.

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