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Obituary for James Hartness
James C. Hartness, 92, of Manito passed away at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Heartland Nursing Home in Peoria. The son of William and Martha Biggs Hartness was born August 15, 1922 in Canton. He married Velma Trollope on September 14, 1951. She preceded him in death on November 3, 2002. Jim was retired from Local 1 as a sheet metal worker in Pekin. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II and a member of Roy L. Kings Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1232 in Pekin and Peoria Sportsman Club. Left to cherish his memory is a nephew, Larry Hartness who was his caregiver; sister-in-law, Grace Hartness of East Peoria and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ann Wegstein and brothers, Tom, John and Bill. Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 1707 West Chanute Road, Peoria, IL 61615 or Alzheimer’s Association in his name.