James H. ‘Blackie’ Mueller

James H. ‘Blackie’ Mueller

Mr. James H. “Blackie” Mueller, 86, of Anna, died at 6:17 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at his daughter’s home.

He was born on May 7, 1930, in St. Louis, the son of Herbert and Ruby Clark Mueller.

He married Shirley Maxine Hileman on Aug. 19, 1955, in Anna. She preceded him in death on May 20, 1989.

James is survived by his daughter, Teresa (Todd) Vincent of Anna; two grandchildren, Michelle (Ronnie) Barnhart and Natalie (David) Stanley Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Trenton Barnhart and Kylee Stanley; an uncle, Kenneth (Joan) Mueller of Anna; sisters-in-law Anita Davis and Lotrell Hileman, both of Anna; brothers-in-law Robert (Doris) Hileman and Terry (Mary Beth) Hileman, all of Anna; special friend Charlie Hankins of Anna and friend Barb Morey of Anna; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his wife, Shirley Maxine Mueller.

James was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Anna. He was a graduate of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School class of 1948. He was a life member of the VFW’s Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455. James worked for The Gazette-Democrat for 71 years, until the last few months, when his health failed.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services for Mr. James H. “Blackie” Mueller were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Paul Tirey officiating. Interment was in the McGinnis Cemetery.

Graveside military rites were conducted by the VFW’s Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna.

Memorials can be made to the McGinnis Cemetery.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158
Email: news@annanews.com

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