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Updated: 03/26/2014 08:00:06AM

James I. Crain

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James I. “Jim” Crain, 70, of Danville, Ill., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Presence Covenant Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

He was born Feb. 15, 1944, in Danville, the son of Arnold Albert and Helen Louise (nee Davis) Crain.

Jim married Michell Piurowski on Oct. 23, 1965, in Danville. He was the owner of Crains Things, an antique and fine furniture shop. Jim was very active in the Red Mask Theater. He enjoyed his weekly card games with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Michell “Mickie” Crain of Danville; his four children, Leath (Bunky) DeLoach of Bradenton, Fla., James T. Crain of Springfield, Ill, Jason (Tracy) Crain of Redmond, Ore., and Jeffrey (Lauren) Crain of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, John T. Crain of Danville, and David Scott (Lashelle) Crain of Brownsburg, Ind.; two sisters, Connie (David) Dittmar of Oakwood, Ill., and Julianne First of Danville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the memorial service at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Catlin, Ill. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Robison Chapel, Catlin.

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