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James Richard Widner, 56, of Linn passed away February 9, 2011 at his home after loosing a brave battle with cancer. He was born on August 16, 1954 in Moberly, MO. He lived in Jacksonville, MO and graduated high school in Cairo, MO. He was a veteran, having served 15 years in the Air Force.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Linn Baptist Church on February 19, 2011 at 11:00 am.
James is survived by his mother, Opal L. Widner of Lake St. Louis, MO; his son, Jason A. Widner of Linn, MO; his daughter, Stephanie (Widner) McNutt of Oklahoma; eight sisters, Mary A. Williams of Worthington, MO, Dorothy L. Yarbro of Linn, MO, Ruth M. Brinkley of Lake St Louis, MO, Judy L. Atkisson of Linn, MO, Linda J. Bufford of Troy, Katherine L. Rude of Holden, MO, Deborah D. Head and Sheila R. Kendrick both of Blue Springs, MO; one granddaughter, Sophie Widner of Bridgeton, MO as well as numerous brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles that all loved him very much.
James was preceded in death by his father, John L. Widner and two brothers, William H. Widner and John F. Widner.
James requested no flowers, but to send donations to the Salvation Army, or the charity of your choice.