James L. Waite, 86 of Aledo, formerly of New Boston,Illinois died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Aledo Health and Rehab Center. Services are 1:30 pm Thursday January 19, 2017 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo.

James L. Waite, age 86 of Aledo, formerly of New Boston, Illinois died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Aledo Health and Rehab Center.  Services are 1:30 pm Thursday January 19, 2017 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo.  Burial is in the New Boston Cemetery.  Visitation is one hour prior to services at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to the New Boston Cemetery Association. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.

Jim was born February 25, 1930 in New Boston, IL to Charles and Lorraine Goodnaugh Waite.
He graduated from New Boston High School.  He married Opal C. Frankenberry May 26, 1957 in New Boston.  She died November 18, 2009.

James worked in many different capacities at the former Curtis Royal Blue Foodstore and retired from the New Boston Food Store in 1992.

He enjoyed bowling and reading, especially the Bible, and was an avid coin collector.

Survivors include a sister, Violet Woolsey of San Antonia,TX, 2 nieces, Wanda (Kenneth) Whitmire of Joy, IL, Vonda Scull of Fort Madison, IA, and several great nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife and sister, Buelah preceded him in death.