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James Puffpaff

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

MORLEY, Mo. -- James "Puff" Puffpaff, 64, of Morley died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born March 15, 1945, in Dundee, Ill., son of Donald Walter and Ester Mae Holtzee Puffpaff. He married Cynthia Waterman, who preceded him in death in 1981. He and Sharon Ruth Mitchem were married May 28, 1983.

James was a retired truck driver with Heartland Application and Equipment of Grant City, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Puffpaff; four sons, Howard Marshall and Eric Puffpaff of St. Louis, Michael Zimmerman of Grant City, Kevin Zimmerman of Jackson; a daughter, Tammy Shipley of Oran, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Brandi, Sabrena, Wesley, Jordan, Kacey, Trenton, Lindsey, Zachary and Kody; a brother, Donald Puffpaff of Chicago; three sisters, Donna Dorsett, Patty Puffpaff and Becky Puffpaff, all of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Saturday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating.