Thursday 9th February 2023

Kimberly Marie James, 59, of New Franklin passed away on January 12, 2023.

Kim was born in Boonville on July 25, 1963, the daughter of James Lee and Betty Lou Nieman Eckerle.  Kim was a 1981 graduate of New Franklin High School.  She married John James on October 11, 1986.

She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville, the New Franklin Lions Club and the Saddle Club. Kim loved caring for her horses, going on trail rides, being with family, playing cards, watching Chiefs football, and going on “girl trips” with her friends. She was employed as an office manager with Mayer, Tyler and Associates in Columbia. She was co-owner and manager of the Katy Roundhouse Restaurant and RV Park LLC.

Kim is survived by her husband, John James of New Franklin; a brother, Michael James Eckerle; two uncles, Jerry and Kenny Eckerle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Betty Lou Eckerle and two uncles, Don and Lee Eckerle.

Services celebrating Kim’s life will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin with Rev. Greg Robinson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. prior to the service.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 22, 2023, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Pilot Grove.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Second Chance Animal Shelter in Boonville.

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