Jim L. Schantz, 79, of Lyons, passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 in Lyons.
Born Nov. 4, 1930 in Lyons, he was the son of Leo and Anna (Goodman) Schantz.
Jim was retired from Ameritech Telephone Company. Jim was a member of the Linton Elks and Moose Lodges, Switz City Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star, Greene County Shrine Club and the Sons of American Legion in Lyons and a member of the Prairie Chapel Church.
Surviving relatives include four children Vicki Burger, Tony Schantz and Jimmy Schantz all of Bloomfield and David Schantz of Lyons; one sister, Anna Louise Sims of Bloomfield,16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one niece, Patsy Waggoner of Lyons; and two nephews, Jeff Sims and Rodney Sims.
Jim was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Bynum; one sister Catherine Mullis; and his parents.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at noon Saturday at Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. John Meunier officiating. A Masonic service will follow. The church will open at 11:00 A.M.
Private family burial will be at Prairie Chapel Cemetery.
The family wishes any donations be made to the Shriners Children Hospital, envelopes will be available at the church.
Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.