Life Story for James Harold "Jim" Chase
Mr. James Harold "Jim" Chase, age 87, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on May 5, 1930, in Florence, Indiana, the son of the late, Lawrence and Ivy Pearl (Boone) Chase. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and attended school in Florence, Indiana. Jim was united in marriage on October 22, 1950, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to the late, Mary Lou Long and to this union arrived two daughters, Gayla and Holly and two sons, Lawrence and Steven to bless their home. Jim and Mary Lou shared nearly 63 years of marriage together until she passed away on July 6, 2013. Jim was a former employee for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, retiring in 1992, after 40 years of service. He owned and operated Chase's General Store in Florence, Indiana, from 1970 to 1973. He was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana and a 50 year member of the Florence Masonic Lodge No. 27 F&AM. Jim enjoyed farming and tinkering with lawn mowers. Jim passed away at 12:40 pm, Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.
Jim will be deeply missed by his daughters, Gayla Von (Chase) Bullock of Vevay, IN and Holly Fay (Chase) Robinson and her husband: Richard of Madison, IN; his son, Lawrence Ray Chase and his wife: Marsha of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Jaime Moore and her husband: Scotty, Jennifer Canfield and her husband: John, Ashley Kitts and her husband: Chris, Lauren Chase and her companion: Odie Frock, Laura Clark, Christy Bowen and Richard Lee Robinson and his wife: Anna; his great-grandchildren, Elliott, John, Bradley, MaKayla, Kaydence, Elijah, Dalton, Mandy, Christopher and his wife: Sally, Angel, Heather, Diana, Danny, Shelby, Nikki and Presley; his great-great-grandchildren, Zoey, Sophie, Gunner, Alex, Anthony, Malaya, Raylan, Tristan, Ian, Jonathan and Ezio; his sisters, Bonnie Duvall of Vevay, IN, Sharon Lauderbaugh of Madison, IN and Carolyn Kelley of Springdale, OH and his several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Chase, died July 21, 1988 and Ivy Pearl (Boone) Chase, died May 17, 1990; his wife of nearly 63 years, Mary Lou (Long) Chase, died July 6, 2013; his son, Steven Wayne Chase, died December 20, 1969; his granddaughter, Melissa Sue (Robinson) Joseph, died June 19, 2014 and his sisters, Jo Ann (Chase) Smith, died December 6, 1997 and Oleta Walston, died October 28, 2001.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Masonic Services will be conducted by the Florence Masonic Lodge No. 27 F&AM at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % CFSCI, Florence Masonic Lodge No. 27 F&AM or Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.