ENTERBURG — James H. Liming, 82, of Centerburg died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Heartland of Centerburg.
He was born March 24, 1928, in Ashland, Ky., to the late George W. and Sara E. (Edwards) Liming. As a young boy, he worked on the railroad. For over 40 years, Jim was employed at the Galena Brick Co., as plant superintendent until it was shuttered. For the next 14 years he worked as a line inspector at the Kelsey Hayes plant in Mount Vernon. He had resided on Lock Road for nearly 45 years and along with his wife operated Colonial House Antiques.
Jim had a vast knowledge of antiques and a large collection of “Gone with the Wind” lamps. He and his wife also enjoyed Amish country and numerous friendships in the Amish community. As one who possessed a green thumb, he was known for his large vegetable and flower garden, and always shared his bounty of homegrown treasures. Ornery to the core at times he could be a real “fire cracker.”
Determined and steadfast, he was a good provider and dedicated caretaker of his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary L. (Johnson), who passed away on Feb. 11, 2010.
He is survived by daughters, Kathy (Jack) Masters of Mount Vernon and Wanda Sue (Raymond) Silliman of Mount Vernon; sons, Lonnie (Sherry) Liming of Utica and Michael (Joyce) Liming of Purity; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Ray Liming of Oneida, Tenn.; and sister, Myrtle Ford of Marietta.
Preceded in death by grandchildren, Lisa Strojek and Micheal Johnson; brothers, Russell, Clarence, Clyde and Clifford Liming, and Ardith Edwards; and sisters, Sylvia Fraley, Alice Boggs, Elizabeth Liming and Chloe Davis.
Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Graveside services will immediately follow at Sunbury Memorial Park, with longtime friend, Pastor J.R. Smith, officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.