James L Stanner

September 14, 1933 ~ April 20, 2020 (age 86)


James L. Stanner, 86, of Champaign passed away at 11:23 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020 at his home, surrounded by family.

Services will be held at a later date.

Jim was born in Urbana on September 14, 1933 to parents Lowell and Evelyn (Schuck) Stanner. They preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one brother and one sister.

On November 21, 1958 Jim married Dona McElwee in Sidney, she survives. Also surviving are their children; Stephen (Tish) Stanner of Champaign and Nancy McCarty of Champaign. Three grandchildren; Joshua (Kaitlyn Hullinger) of Chicago, Alaine Stanner of Chicago and Wyatt McCarty of Champaign also survive him.

Jim was a graduate of Urbana High School. Jim enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in May of 1955. He worked for the local Anheuser-Busch distributer as a driver for forty years before retiring. He is a member of Countryside United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s honor to the Champaign County Humane Society or by donating blood. 

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