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James Lowell Kauffman

August 20, 1934 ~ April 22, 2018 (age 83)

James Lowell Kauffman, 83, of Urbana, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at his residence. 


He was born in West Liberty, Ohio on August 20, 1934, the son of the late Fred L. and Viola F. (Kauffman) Kauffman.  He is also preceded by an infant son, Kent Kauffman. 


He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann (Allison) Kauffman of Urbana, one daughter, Liesl (Jeff) Cornelius of Cable, two sons; Craig (Yrma) Kauffman and Brent (Danna) Kauffman both of West Liberty, grandchildren; Levi, Wade and Ryan Kauffman, Zane and Sam Wilkins, and Bella, Silas, and Cane Kauffman, a sister, Peggy Grubbs of Hastings, Nebraska, and several nieces and nephews.


Jim graduated from West Liberty High School and attended Taylor University before graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  He worked as a licensed funeral director and embalmer purchasing the former Nelson Hostetter Memorial+ Home, West Liberty in 1966 and it became Kauffman Funeral Home.  He owned and operated the funeral home for the next 10 years before merging with Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine and incorporating the two businesses into one.  He retired in 1989 and went to work for Goldfinch Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.  Jim was also a member of the Mad River #161 Lodge of the F&AM, West Liberty.


Pastor Dick Barrett will officiate a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in the Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty. 


Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty.



Donations may be made to:

Loving Care Hospice
PO Box 613, Marysville OH 43040

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