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James L. NooneyJim passed away from this earth on September 25, 2020 and is now in heaven helping prepare his Lord and Savior for mom's arrival. Jim, 86, was born in Plainwell, MI on October 15, 1933 and lived there for most of his life. His parents were Lewis and Ruth Nooney. He was united in marriage to Charlene (Chick) Williams on June 20, 1953. They walked through life hand in hand together 67 years and were blessed with 6 children, William (Joyce) Nooney (CAPT, USN, (Ret) Richland, MI; David (Becky) Nooney, Perry, OH; Mary (Thomas) Engle, Woodstock, IL; Douglas (Marty) Nooney, Parrish, FL; Andrew (Robyn) Nooney, Grand Haven, MI; Wayne (Jena) Nooney, Plainwell, MI. He was pleased to have 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He has one sister, Pauline (James) Egner, Lake Orion, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim inherited a love for travel and photography. He always had a camera ready to take the next great picture. He took his family on numerous vacations throughout the country and especially liked northern Michigan and walking the Mackinaw Bridge. He was quick with a smile, never met a stranger and had a laugh recognized by all who knew him. For most of his working life Jim worked in the family pharmacy, Nooney's Drug Store in Plainwell. He served many years in the Plainwell Lions Club, served the local youth as a Little League Baseball coach, and was an active member of the First Assembly of God church in Kalamazoo, MI. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 2:30pm at the Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell. The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 12noon until 2pm at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 South Woodhams, Plainwell, MI. While at James’ webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign his guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make contributions to the Plainwell Community Schools. The Nooney family is being cared for by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 South Woodhams, Plainwell, MI 49080 (269-685-5881).
I knew Mr. Nooney from him coming in to where I previously worked. I always looked forward to seeing him and talking with him. He always asked how my kids were and would give me a hug. I missed seeing him once I left that job. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and I am sending love and prayers to all of his family. He was such a kind man and I will never forget my interactions with hi.
Jillian Oct 7 2020 9:45 AM
My first job was working at Nooney"s Drug Store. Lots of memories working with Jim and his Dad. Mrs. Nooney (Ruth) coming down from the upstairs apartment to make sure Mr. Nooney, (Lewis) didn't miss his lunch, and making sure all was well at the store. So sorry for your loss My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Fran Stockwell
Frances Stockwell Sep 30 2020 10:16 AM
Sorry for your fathers passing. Prayers for your families :pray:
Kathie Rickenbaugh Sep 29 2020 9:35 PM
Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of James L. Nooney.
Sep 29 2020 9:14 PM
Sending our love. prayers and deepest condolences! We love you Doug & Marty!
Charlie & Michele Sep 29 2020 7:46 PM
Chick and Family: Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. A lot of good memories going back many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marilyn and Jerry Fenner
Jerry and Marilyn Sep 29 2020 8:54 AM
Jim was a good father to his kids and some times gave me fatherly advise. He will be missed by lots of people in the Plainwell area. Doug and family prayers are with you.
Ty Swinehart Sep 28 2020 9:59 PM
The Rackley Family. purchased the Emerald Garden Basket for the family of James L. Nooney.
The Rackley Family. Sep 28 2020 12:49 PM
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of James L. Nooney.
Sep 28 2020 12:05 PM
Sorry for your loss. Until the last couple of years or so your dad would stop into Hardings. I could tell he was having trouble remembering my name but would always say "You're the guy that used to get one of boys in trouble" and I would have to remind him that it was the other way around and he would always laugh at that.
Todd Overhuel Sep 28 2020 11:13 AM