Jane Martha James was born May 17, 1951, in Columbia, South Carolina, to John Franklin and Jean Margaret (Rosson) Dunlop. She died Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 65 years. Jane was educated in Channelview, Texas and graduated with the Channelview High School Class of 1969 and went on to attend classes at the University of Houston and Howard Payne Baptist College. She was married October 14, 1977 to Kevin Ralph James at the Forever and Always Wedding Chapel in Houston, Texas. Jane spent most of her working life in retail sales and as a seamstress for KAY-O Upholstery. She had a variety of pastimes such as reading, hiking, sewing, gardening, and camping, especially when her children were younger and they would rough it, sleeping outdoors in a tent. Above all, she loved her family. Loving family members include:
Kevin James, of the home
Denise Stiemke and husband Dave, of Lakewood, Colorado
Erin James, of Ada, Oklahoma
Nicky Dunlop and wife Pat, of Baytown, Texas
James Dunlop, of Channelview, Texas
David Dunlop and wife Katherine, of Highlands, Texas
Jean Dunlop, of Channelview, Texas
Jane was preceded in death by her father, daughter, Karen Frederick, and first husband Mark Frederick who died in the line of service as a Texas State Trooper.
Memorial Service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Reverend Leonard Pirtle officiating. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Marion Medical Mission, 1412 Shawnee Drive, Marion, Illinois 62959. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Another Channelview, Texas High School classmate from the class of 1969 has passed away. All of us that grew up together are loosing a bit of our memories of our past. Jane was a good person and is now in a better place.
— Randy Melton, Friday – May 20, 2016
I met Jane as a young boy in elementary school but have not seen her since graduating in 1969. She was always such a sweet person with a big smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
— Kris Campbell, Friday – May 20, 2016
We have lost a very special person. Nicky in the loss of his sister and Pat in the loss of her sister-in-law. She was always kind and such a sweet person. She will be missed very much.
— Nicky/Pat Dunlop, Friday – May 20, 2016
Have known Jane since 1st grade at Channelview Elementary School. We were good buddies right until graduation in 1969. She was a joy to know and be around, always cheerful, and such a sweet person. Lost touch with Jane after school, but never in my heart. My heart goes out to Nikky, Pat, Kevin, and the rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a gift to many, many people and I am grateful.
— Stuart Hill, Friday – May 20, 2016
So sorry for your loss
— Cathy Lehmann, Tuesday – May 24, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – May 27, 2016
San Jacinto Memorial Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Jane to:
Marion Medical Mission
1412 Shawnee Drive
Marion, IL 62959