James Stanton

October 9, 1936 - August 26, 2015
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James D. Stanton IV, 78 of Seymour, Indiana, passed away at 2:00 pm on August 26, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 9, 1936, in Keokuk, Iowa, to the late James D. & Dorothy Swenson Stanton. He married Caroline Lyon on August 16, 1959, and she survives. James was aContinue Reading

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Jeff Fender left a message on May 16, 2017:
Where to start... I am grieved at the loss of such a great man. I considered Jim a friend, mentor, and a role model. Jim was dedicated to his family and to Scouts through and through. He was always helpful and positive no matter the situation. This is one of the many virtues that I respected about him. No matter his health situation he always wanted to know how the boys were doing. He would spend all his time helping and teaching them not only physical things like knots and camping but life lessons like how to be courteous and how to have integrity in their actions and decisions. He would come to just about every outing no matter how he felt physically. You would always see Jim walking around the camp, camera in hand, ready to capture the boy's adventures. We all knew that Jim deeply cared for the boys. I never will forget the time he stopped by the spring camporee and drove clear to Bloomington (about 30 mi) and back to buy a sleeping bag for one of the boys whose tent flooded out. When any of us (boys or adults) were down or discouraged we could always count of Jim to point out the bright side and bring us back to where we needed to be. Another thing I remember was how he loved campfires. He loved the skits, the stories, and the songs. I remember seeing the joy on his face when the boys were up there singing and laughing and how proud he was when they performed the flag ceremony for the first time. He would be so excited after the campfire we would often go back to our camp and tell stories. I loved to hear him laugh and tell stories about when he was a boy. Jim had a great laugh. When Jim asked me to be Scoutmaster of Troop 522 I was honored that a man of his caliber would ask me to do something so important to him. I found this both flattering and scary at the same time. I knew that I couldn't fill the shoes he left me. Fortunately Jim took me under his wing and helped me understand what it meant to be a Scout leader. The Scout oath: "On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country. To obey the scout law and to help other people at all times and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight." The Scout Law: "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. If you look at these statements I can say without a doubt that Jim upheld every single one of these. If you saw or spoke to Jim you saw these things. This is the meaning of being a Scout and Jim definitely was a Scout. I will miss Jim dearly. I will do my best to carry on the troop in his memory and try to uphold the very high standard he set. I am comforted by the fact that Jim is in a better place and that someday we will meet again. I am certain that if Heaven doesn't have a Scout Troop they do now. When I get there I look forward to joining him again in his adventures. But until then I will hold his memory and advice in my mind and in my heart always. Jeff Fender Scoutmaster Troop 522 Crothersville
Dennis Jenkins left a message on May 16, 2017:
Kevin, I am very sorry for your loss. Dennis Jenkins
Voss & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services left a message:
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