James B. St John
Published: January 20, 2013
JAMES B. ST JOHN, 87, went to be with His Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Jim died peacefully in his sleep at home. Jim was born Jan. 24, 1925, to Marshall Bayles and Margaret Robertson St John in Rockford, Ill. He is preceded in death by his brother, John St John. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette St John to whom he was married 58 years. Jim was the devoted father of two daughters, Judy Burrows and her husband Jim Burrows of Beijing, China, Joyce Gildemeister and her husband Bernhard Gildemeister of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren Bethany Hammond and her husband Job Hammond, Rebekah Burrows, and Jason Burrows, Christoph Gildemeister, Stefan Gildemeister, Katrina Gildemeister, Johannes Gildemeister and Matthias Gildemeister; and one niece Christine St John Cole. Jim was a WWII veteran. He served his country three years and was honorably discharged in April 1945. This recent October 2012, he was grateful to be chosen to go to the WWII memorial in Washington, DC to be honored publically with other vets. He was humbly touched by that visit. Jim received his Bachelor's in Accounting from the University of Illinois. He was employed as a comptroller until his retirement. After retirement he enjoyed many hobbies including Christian writing, playing scrabble and staying in touch with people through the internet. Jim and his wife moved to Little Rock, Ark. in 1999. Previously they lived in Newark, Delaware for over 50 years. Jim was a member of First Christian Church on Mississippi Avenue. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at First Christian Church, followed by funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Private entombment will be at Riverwood Memorial Gardens, Maumelle. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, (501)224-8300. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made to First Christian Church, 1500 N. Mississippi Avenue, Little Rock, Ark. 72207 or the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1897, Little Rock, Ark. 72203. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.