Marlena (Spade) James

Born: Sun., May 25, 1947
Died: Fri., Sep. 17, 2021


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 25, 2021
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 25, 2021
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Marlena (Spade) James, 74 (WD9IEJ) of Ridgeville, IN, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at home.  She was born on May 25, 1947, in Winchester, to James and Martha (Zook) Spade.

Marlena was a homemaker and retired from Dave’s Video in Winchester.  She was a 1965 graduate of WCHS.  She was Treasurer of Ward Township Fireman’s Aux, Secretary and Treasurer of Saratoga Homemakers, member of Buena Vista Christian Church, and member of Randolph County Amateur Radio Association.   She was a former member and officer of Winchester Bowling Association and Indiana Red Knights MC 1.

Marlena is survived by her son Darin (Spanky) James (Melissa Correll Arnold); daughter, Marti (Greg) Stump; grandson, Draven James; granddaughter, Shelby (Jake) Conatser and kids, Camdyn and Jazlyn; stepmother Freda Spade; and sister, Darla Hamm.

Marlena was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Herbert James; her parents; and brothers, Jimmy and Doug Spade.

A service to celebrate Marlena’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester, with Steve Conner officiating.  Burial will be at Fountain Park Cemetery at a later date.

Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Buena Vista Christian Church, 5434 W. 300 S. Farmland, IN 47340 or Ward Township Fireman’s Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, 1422 E. 500 N., Winchester, IN 47394.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Cathy S Horn
   Posted Tue September 21, 2021
I am so sorry to see this. I talked with her a couple of weeks ago and have always enjoyed talking with her. Her and Herbie are back together again. My heart aches for you kids, two big losses in such a short time. Just know that my thoughts nad prayers are with you.

Sheri Huston
   Posted Tue September 21, 2021
I am so very sorry to learn about Marlena's death. She was such a nice person who always had a smile on her face, and good things to say. Our class of 1965 has lost another good friend. The one bright spot for her is that she got to join her beloved hubby whom I know she missed so much. My sincerest condolences to the family.

Bonnie Coffman
   Posted Wed September 22, 2021
Darla, I am so sorry. I know you thought the world of your sister.

Larry and Vonda Detro
   Posted Sun September 26, 2021
Spank and Marti we are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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