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James A. Pace

January 3, 1940 - July 30, 2023

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Elida, OH
James “Jim” A. Pace, age 83, passed away on July 30, 2023, at 9:16 pm, at his residence. He was born January 3, 1940 in Marion, IN, to William and Nellie (Rutherford) Pace who preceded him in death. On July 7, 1986, he married Barbara “Barb” (Blust) Clum-Pace who survives in Elida.
Jim graduated from Van Buren High School in Van Buren, IN. He retired from Dana Corporation with over 35 years of service and he was also a delivery driver for K & M Tire for over 4 years. Jim was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Eagles #370 and a lifetime member of the BPOE #54. He loved golfing with all his Elks and Springbrook friends and also loved watching golf and Nascar, classic cars, doing Sudoku puzzles and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. Jim never met a stranger and liked helping anyone who asked for his help.
In addition to his wife, Barb, Jim is survived by his children: Michael (Kellie) of Marion, IN, Cindy (Mark) Long of Elida and Emily (Mike) Jones of Lima and his step daughter, Angela (Justin) Rossi of Perrysburg, OH. Grandchildren include Dillon Risser, Madison Risser, Zach (Mackenzie) Long, Braden (Moriah) Long, Tabitha (Travis) Messersmith, step-grandchildren Maxwell Rossi and Anabel Rossi. Great grandchildren Bentley Yoder, Austin Holbrook and Lucy Long. He was preceded in death by his son, John Pace, his previous spouse Suzanne Pace and 3 sisters and 2 brothers of Marion, IN.
There will be a funeral service held on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. John Foster. Friends may visit on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Deb’s Dogs. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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