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James Edward Dingus

March 15, 1932 ~ May 14, 2018 (age 86)

James Edward “Jim” Dingus, age 86, of Saint Paris passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 in his residence.  Born on March 15, 1932 Jim was a son of late Tony and Melda (Kazee) Dingus. He married his wife of almost 66 years, Helen Ann Copley on June 28, 1952 and she survives in St. Paris. Together they raised five children; Harold (Christel) Dingus of Urbana, OH, Kathe (James) Cash of Springhills, FL, Richard (Julie) Dingus of Navarre, FL, Cora (Scott) Johnson of Enon, OH and Jessica (Gary) Altman of Otway, OH. Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive him.  In addition to his parents, four sisters, one brother and one granddaughter, Morgan, preceded him in death.  Jim retired in 1988 as maintenance supervisor at Graham Local Schools. He was a member of the Community Church of the Nazarene. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio with Reverend Frank Copley and Reverend Kristi Payne presiding.  Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery.  Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Community Church of the Nazarene, 3560 N. St. Rt. 235, St. Paris, Ohio 43072. Condolences to the family may be sent to


Donations may be made to:

Community Church of the Nazarene
3560 N. St. Rt. 235, St. Paris OH 43072

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