Obituary: James B. Wesner

July 28, 1934 – September 6, 2020

James B. “Jimmie” Wesner, 86, of Leesville, died at 7:26 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his residence.

Born July 28, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Anthony and Lena (Lockman) Wesner. He married JoAnne Brown on April 3, 1953, and she survives. He retired from Kieffer Paper Mill. He was a member of the Leesville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife JoAnne of Leesville, one son, Alan Wesner and his wife Niki of Leesville; two daughters, Angela Bond and her husband Gary of Leesville, and Amber Arthur and her husband Steve of Bloomington; six grandchildren: Brandon Wesner and his wife Jessica of Leesville, Travis Wesner and his wife Samantha of Leesville, Codey Bond of Bowling Green, KY, Shelby Arthur of Bloomington, Hope Bond of Evansville, and Sean Arthur of Bloomington; two step-grandchildren: Stephen Arthur and his wife Renate` and Kaitlyn Arthur, all of Kokomo; five great-grandchildren: Taylor Wesner, Clayton Wesner, Wyatt Wesner, Frankie Wesner, and Alena Arthur; step-great-grandchild, Cameron Arthur; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Gay Anne Wesner; two grandsons, Landon and Dylan Bond two sisters, Violet Gibson, and Maggie Dixon, one brother, Carroll Wesner.

Private funeral services will be conducted at a later date at the Leesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Georg Browning and Rev. Deborah Cronin officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10th at the Leesville United Methodist Church. Due to the COVID-19 and the governor’s mandate masks will be required for all guests.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ memory to the Leesville United Methodist Church.

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