Warrene M. (Frederick) James

August 25, 1939 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 80)


Warrene M. James, 80, formerly of Leesport,  passed away Wednesday in her Richmond Township residence.

She was the wife of the late Jesse R. James, Jr. who passed away January 26, 2006.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Warren Earl Frederick and Irene May (Yerger) Frederick.

She was formerly employed by Wright’s Knitting Mill in Hamburg and King’s Dept. Store in Reading.

She enjoyed traveling to NASCAR Races, going camping, and following the Philadelphia Phillies.

Survivors include her children, Jason E. James and wife Margaret James of Pottsville, Kimberly M. Osborne of Reading, Trudy L. Damon and husband Michael Damon of Sinking Spring, and Wendy M. James of Temple.

There are seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She is survived by her siblings, Ronald, Geraldine, and Joanne.

She is also survived by her companion, Ronald Surgeoner.

She is predeceased by a son, Jesse R. James, III who passed away in 1961.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 18th at 11 am in the Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc., 4914 Kutztown Rd., Temple with Rev. Dr. Daniel Lute officiating.

Family and friends may call Monday from 10 am until 11 am in the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Leesport Cemetery.

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November 18, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc.
4914 Kutztown Road
Temple, PA 19560

Funeral Service
November 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc.
4914 Kutztown Road
Temple, PA 19560

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