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Lorraine Myrta James

May 16, 1927 — August 30, 2016

Lorraine M James was born May 16, 1927 to Wilbur and Elizabeth (Chrz) Loveless in Perry, Oklahoma.  Lorraine graduated class of 1945 from Perry High School.  Lorraine met Arthur L James JR in Perry.  They were married September 2, 1946. She was survived by her loving daughter Tonda L. Miner and special son-in-law Danny of Pawnee. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Junior James, her precious Granddaughter McKala Le Miner and her true blessing and great-grandaughter Halli Rae Tessmann both of Pawnee.  Lorraine worked lovingly side-by-side with her husband for most of her life, 19 years of which they were curators of Pawnee Bill Museum.  She even had the opportunity to work at the Pawnee Bill Trading Post with her precious granddaughter McKala by her side and retired a final time at age of 83.  Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her family and making memories.  She was a member of Morrison First Christian Church.  One of Lorraine's wishes was met in that she was able to live on her own until the end. Donations in Lorraine's honor may be made to Pawnee Bill Ranch. Services were under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee. Friends can leave a memory for the family at

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Friday, September 2, 2016

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