Chun Ja "Sonya" James

Chun Ja "Sonya" James, age 82, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 12:25 P.M. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois. She was born on May 14, 1935 in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Yim and Hun Jane-Yong. On May 2, 1963, Sonya married Clerence E. James in Soel, Korea and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1994. She worked many years at Pinewood Health Care here in Monmouth. Sonya was a homemaker. Sonya was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She very much enjoyed spending time and helping her friends. Sonya loved children, helping people, and helping others while she was a resident at the nursing home. Sonya is survived by her many friends she made through the years.

Funeral Service

A funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Mausoleum of Warren County Memorial Park in Monmouth, Illinois. No visitation is planned. 


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