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Mary James – Metz Mortuary

    Mary A. James
    Mary A. James, age 81 of McCool Jct., died April 30, 2015 at Geneva.

    She was born Dec. 15, 1933 to Harry R. and Alma (Seamands) Goodridge at Bradshaw.  On Sept. 24, 1953, Mary was united in marriage to Donald R. James at Bradshaw.  

    Mary was a budget analyst for the East Coast Regional Department of the US Army. On her retirement, she received a medal and award from the United States government for her service. It is the second highest medal and award presented to a civilian by the government.  

    She was a member of the Bradshaw United Methodist Church and Bradshaw Alumni Association. For several years, Mary worked with the McCool Senior Meals program. She enjoyed quilting, genealogy and reading and was an avid Husker football fan.

    She is survived by two sons, Michael (Jo Ann) James of Grafton and David (Janeel) James of Odenton, Md.; grandchildren, Douglas James of Junction City, Kan., Marie (Paul) Howes of England, Heather James-Kadzevski of Junction City, Kan., Amy (Trev) Tanner of England and Hannah James of Odenton, Md.; great-grandchildren, Alfie Kadzevski  and Emily Kadzevski of Junction City, Kan., Poppy Tanner and Ethan Howes of England; brother, Robert Goodridge of Bradshaw; sister, Susan Grosor of Bradshaw; sister-in-law, Leona James of York and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Reese and Luetta James of Lincoln; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Bradshaw United Methodist Church with Mary Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Plainfield Cemetery in Bradshaw. Memorials may be directed to York Adopt-A-Pet.  Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary with the family present to greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday.​

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