Obituary for James "Jim" E. Staten

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James "Jim" E. Staten

December 19, 1945 - November 13, 2016

James E. “Jim” Staten, age 70, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, November 13, 2016 at his home in Freetown.

He was born in Indianapolis on December 19, 1945, to his parents, the late Joseph and Delores Marie (Piper) Staten. He served as a Specialist Fifth Class with Company B 1st Battalion 16th Infantry of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Jim was employed as a Body Man at Al’s Body Shop in Nashville for the past year. Prior to that, he held the same positon at Poynter’s Body Shop in Columbus for 5 years. Jim enjoyed collecting guns and foreign automobiles. He was a fan of the History Channel and was an avid reader of science fiction books. Jim loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Elizabeth “Gail” (Beasley) Staten. Jim is also survived by his children, John (Brenda) Shore of Seymour and Jessica Pfeiffer of Medora; sister Anita Fry of Indianapolis; and grandchildren, Kierra and Charlie Pfeiffer

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Dobbs Cemetery in Brown County. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jim to Riley’s Hospital for Children, 30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.    

Condolences may be sent to the Staten family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Dobbs Cemetery


, Brown County, IN,

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Born: December 19, 1945
Died: November 13, 2016

Condolences for James “Jim” Staten

Carrie Hanner posted on 11/15/16

Gail and family, we are so sorry for your lose. Jim was a wonderful guy. He would drop anything to help us out when needed. If you need us, you just call...... Love, Loy, Carrrie, Makayla, Savannah and Ava.....


Patti Ann (Piper) Lawhorn posted on 11/14/16

RIP, Jimmy. I'm so sorry to learn of your passing. Prayers for Gail and the kids.


Shirley Austin posted on 11/15/16

I am so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Praying that God gives you comfort and peace during this difficult time.