James R. Gifford, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008, at Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Central Community United Methodist Church of Shell Knob.
He was born in Saline County in l925 to Minnie and Oscar Gifford. He was a veteran of World War II. He and his wife of 52 years, Katherine Knight Gifford, who preceded him in death, resided many years in Independence, where they lovingly raised a family. He enjoyed a career in real estate. They retired to Shell Knob in l992.
He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Jamie and Paul Iwanaga of Lisle, Ill., and Joyce and Thomas DeLancey of Steamboat Springs; and two granddaughters, Tara and Kayla.
Additional information provided per family recompense.