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Sunday, November 13, 2022
2:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)
Age 70 of Coal City, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Morris Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Born July 2, 1952 in Morris, James Steven was a son of Albert Loren and Margaret “Peg” (Huseby) Hume. He was raised in Morris and graduated from Morris High School with the Class of 1970. On April 30, 1977, Jim married Pamela Haynes in the First United Methodist Church in Morris, and together they made a home and built a family together. Jim worked for the Grundy County Sheriff Department from 1973 until 1978, when he gained employment with Collins Station. He worked at Collins until 2004, when he transitioned to Midwest Generation, from where he retired out of the Will County Station in 2012. Following his retirement, in 2014, Jim returned to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, and was currently continuing to work security at the County Courthouse.
Jim was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Morris; enjoyed reading, dancing and sports, and was a great fan of the Chicago Bears and Blackhawks. He took pleasure in being on his pontoon and playing cards. Many memories were made on family vacations when the kids were growing up, and his love of following his kids in their school activities only grew stronger when he was able to be in the stands as his grandkids number one fan.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Pamela; daughter, Lauren Vitko of Gardner and sons: Josh (Jen) Hume of Morris and Nick Hume of Gardner; six grandchildren: Owen, Grace and Cecelia Vitko, Aidan Bolak and Charlotte and Arlo Hume; his sister, Barb (Jim) Boma of Morris; brothers: Bob (Jeanne) Hume of Stockton, California and Mike (Debbie) Hume of Valley Springs, California; his brother-in-law, Jay (Tess) Haynes of San Jose, California; nieces and nephews: Jen (Tim) Unick of Las Vegas, Nevada, Steph (Marco) Silva of Escalon, California, and Jeremy Haynes and Jayssielisa Haynes, both of San Jose, and great nieces and great nephew: Katelyn, Natalie, Jacob and Alexis.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Nadine Haynes.
Per Jim’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life Memorial Open House at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Jim will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery in Morris.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Jim’s memory to the Grundy Lending Closet and Grief Support, Ltd. 518 West Illinois Avenue, Morris, IL 60450.
Family and friends are encouraged to log onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com to sign the guestbook, upload photographs and share Jim’s memorial page online through social media.
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)