James E. Jeffers, 91, died at 7:35am on December 22, 2021 at his Champaign home. There will be a graveside funeral service at 11:00am on Tuesday December 28 at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign.
Jim was born on February 4, 1930 at Burnham City Hospital in Champaign, a son of Ralph and Fannie (Carr) Jeffers. He married Flora Birlingmair in Lexington, IL on April 21, 1952. She died on July 4, 2000. He later married Maxine Dodd on December 8, 2001. She died on January 8, 2021.
Survivors include: daughter, Diane Jeffers of Champaign; son, Jim (Dee) Jeffers of Mahomet, and daughter Dawn (Roland Bailey) Jeffers-Borski of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Dustin (Nikki) Jeffers of Chicago, Joshua (Macy) Jeffers of Mahomet, Kolby (Jenna) Jeffers of Mahomet, Jourdann (Nick) Barnes of Indianapolis; and five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Harold Jeffers and a sister, Patty Gadeken.
Jim was a long time member of Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign. He enjoyed cars and gardening and was a member of the Sadorus Gun Club. Jim spent 4 years in the Navy during the Korean War. He worked for Illinois Power Company for 41 years, earning retirement in 1989.