James (Jim) North, 85, of Protem, Missouri, passed away at his home, Saturday, February 16, 2013. He was born July 30, 1927 in Lebanon, Missouri, the son of William and Monita (Cotton) North. Jim is preceded in death by his parents; a spouse, Hildegard North; three sisters, Marie North, Edna Boller and Wilma Hough; two brothers, Earl North and Olan North and four infant siblings.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou “Doll” North; a daughter, Debra Graczyk and husband Tom; three step-children, Richard P. Kaley, Barbara Wallace and Brenda Furklova; three grandchildren, Crystal Dusinski, Nicole Graczyk and Tommy Graczyk, Jr.; 11 step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Jim North will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Salem Baptist Church in Ocie, Missouri. Inurnment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Gideons or to the American Heart Association in memory of Jim.
The family would like to thank Cox Hospice for their kindness.
Cremation and service are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks, Hollister, Missouri. Please visit our website www.cremationsoftheozarks.com