James "Jim" Albert Herren

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

James "Jim" Albert Herren, 88, of Arkansas City, Kan., passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at his sons residence. Jim was born Oct. 18, 1926, to Albert and Mary May (Kirby) Herren in Ingersoll, Okla.

He was reared and educated in Byron where he graduated from Byron High School in 1946.

On April 10, 1949, Jim married Mary Rowland in Alva, Okla. The couple made their home in Arkansas City since 1953. Jim worked for Santa Fe Railroad, Boeing, Rodeo Meats, and Binney & Smith as an electrician until his retirement in 1992.

Jim had a passion for wood carving, building small machines, working on old tractors, and he enjoyed working out at the Rec Center. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, a member of Wood Carvers of Ark City, and a member of the Wood Turners Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; children, Bonnie Allen and husband, Lewis, David Herren and wife, Diane, all of Arkansas City, Kan.; sisters, Grace Terwort, of Alva, Okla., and Claretta Wheeler, of California; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Linda, brothers Evertt, Amos, Ralph, Alvin, Sylvester, and sisters Goldie and Ruby.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at the First Assembly of God Church, in Arkansas City. Pastors James Newman and Babe Standerfer will officiate. Burial will follow in the Parker Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 6-8 p.m., Friday, at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established for the Arkansas City Senior Citizen's Center. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.