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Friday, August 21, 2020

Obituary - Joyce Darlene James

Joyce Darlene James, 76, of Harrisonville, MO passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. No services are scheduled at this time.

Darlene was born January 14, 1944 in Kansas City, MO, a daughter of Harold Corwin and Mildred M. (Sledd) James. She lived and grew up in East Lynne, MO and attended East Lynne School. Darlene was a bright and loving person and brought joy to many people. She was loved by everyone. 

She loved Elvis Presley; her room looked like a shrine to him. She had every movie he ever made; he crooned to her many nights and days. Darlene passed on the same day Elvis passed and at the same time on August 16 at 1:30 pm. She was an amazing person and a blessing to all of us who cared for her and made her laugh. She will be missed by all. We know that she is dancing and speaking fluently with our Lord today.

Darlene was preceded in death by her father, Harold James and a brother, Darrell James. She is survived by her mother, Mildred James, Harrisonville, MO; two brothers, Darwin (Linda) James, Tulsa, OK and Harold (Sue) James, East Lynne, MO, and a sister, Dieanna (Donald) Van Benthusen, Harrisonville.