Funeral services for Opal (Jean) James will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, at First Christian Church in Calumet with Rev. Tim Clausing officiating. Burial will follow in the Canadian Valley Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.
Jean was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Canadian County, on the farm northwest of El Reno, to James Melvin and Hazel M. (Sisk) Harman. She passed away Saturday, June 21, 2020, at her home in Lubbock, Texas, at the age of 86.
Jean graduated from Calumet High School and attended a short term at Oklahoma State University. She married John W. James on June 13, 1952, in Canadian County. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1988, at the age of 63.
She moved to Lubbock, Texas, in June of 2015 to be near her daughter.
Jean was a member of First Christian Church in Calumet and retired from the Oklahoma City Public School System.
She enjoyed fishing, painting, storytelling, eating out, shopping, and her family.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, James Melvin and Hazel M. Harman; her husband, John James; her son, Joel M. James; sister, Joyce Shawver and husband, Carl; brother, James (Jim) Harman; great-grandson, Carson Vasquez; sister-in-law and husband, Eva and Ralph Peterka; sister-in-law and husband, Nellie and Newt Randall; brother-in-law, Ora Hadley James; and mother and father-in-law, Jennie and Ora James.
Jean is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanine and Roger Reynolds of Lubbock, Texas; granddaughters and husbands, Jeanifer and Chris Sims, Janessa Walls, Samantha and Curtis Wallace, Katie and Bo Hargrove and Sabrina and George Mayfield; 11 great-grandchildren, Trey Stephens, Skyler Barnes, Piper, Madison and Porter Wallace, Bailey and Hunter Mayfield, Reese and Jace Walls and Liam and Elliot Hargrove; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.