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Lucille Louise “Mama Lou” Zeltman James

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 17 Oct 2010 (aged 97)
Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
Burial Bensonhurst, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 60319926 · View Source
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Lucille Louise Zeltman James
17 June 1913 - 17 October 2010

FRONTENAC — Lucille Louise James (Mama Lou) 97, of Frontenac, KS passed away 9:20pm Sunday October 17, 2010 at Via Christi Village Hospital in Pittsburg, KS following a short illness.

Lucille was born June 17, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of Gottlieb and Cora (Hallock) Zeltman.

She came to this community in 1997.

In June of 1939 she married Leslie James in Virginia; he preceded her in death on March 23, 1972.

She belonged to the New Utrecht Dutch Reform Church in Brooklyn and was very active in the choir and other charitable functions.

Mama Lou will be remembered by her whacky sense of humor and giving nature.

Survivors include her children John James and wife Candy of Pittsburg, KS and Kirk James of Frontenac, KS; sister Winnifred Simmons of Ohio; grandchildren Elizabeth Holcomb and husband Matthew, Leslie Gavin and husband Kerry, Ben James, and Kali Christiansen and husband Drew; 4 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings and companion Leif Olsen.

Her final wishes were to be cremated and her ashes interred with her husband in the New Utrecht Reformed Church Cemetery where private services will be held.

In lieu of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the SEK Humane Society.

Friends may drop off or mail memorials to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.

E-mail condolences may be left at

Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.

The Morning Sun
Posted Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:12 PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2010


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Lucille James

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Gottlieb F. Zeltman
(1880 - 1952)

Cora M. Hallock Zeltman
(1894 - 1975)

Spouse 1:
Leslie Lowell James
(1910 - 1972)


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  • Added: 19 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60319926
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lucille Louise “Mama Lou” Zeltman James (17 Jun 1913–17 Oct 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60319926, citing New Utrecht Cemetery, Bensonhurst, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Orlena (contributor 46627566) .