James Michael Greathouse
James Michael Greathouse
  • September 11, 1946 - August 11, 2016
  • Illinois

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James Michael "Jim" Greathouse, 69, of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life to the next on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Jim was born September 11, 1946 in Olney, Illinois to Viola May (Gibson) and Chester Irl Greathouse. He married Bonnie Root on November 27, 1965 in Samsville, Illinois, and she survives.

He was a farmer all of his life, and owned and operated Farmers Packing for several years. Jim also worked in the oil fields, and was a lifelong member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Jim is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of West Salem; three sons: Mike (JoAnne) Greathouse, Kenny (Tami) Greathouse, and Chet (Niki) Greathouse, all of West Salem; ten grandchildren: Amanda (Mike) Bunting, Sara (Jake) Reid, Tyli Greathouse, Shali (Chris Campbell) Greathouse, Emily (Jeffrey) Wallace; Charlton Greathouse, Ethan Greathouse, Wyatt Greathouse, Cody Greathouse, and Brook Greathouse; and four great-grandchildren: Justin Bunting, Brantley Campbell, Novalyn Greathouse, and Nolan Campbell. He is also survived by four sisters: Patricia (Allen) Yonaka of Parkersburg, Wanda (John) Fishel of West Salem, Debra (Jerry) Mason of West Salem, and Jane (Paul) Casaleggi of Mt. Carmel; and six brothers: Larry (Kathy) Greathouse of Albion, Steve (Rosie) Greathouse of Albion, Bill (Nancy) Greathouse of West Salem, David Greathouse of Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania, Donnie (Sherry) Greathouse of West Salem, and Richard (Jennifer) Greathouse of Oblong, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Diane May Stewart; and one son, James.

Funeral service will be Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, with burial to follow at Ebenezer Cemetery, Samsville, Illinois. Visitation will be Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ingramfh.net.

Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.