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1935 James 2018

James "Jim" Leahy

July 5, 1935 — July 5, 2018

James “Jim” Leahy age 83, of Batavia, passed away July 5, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City.

Visitation for family & friends will be 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Monday, July 9, 2018, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating.  Burial will be in Batavia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church and mailed to 407 Liberty Street, Batavia, IA 52533.

Jim was born July 5, 1935 in Bronx, New York.  He married Darlene Mairet on June 17, 1972, in Minnesota.  She passed away January 6, 2000, in Fairfield.

Prior to moving to Batavia, where he has lived for 25 years, he lived in Buena Park, CA. Jim was a member of the Elks lodge in Hawaiian Gardens, California.  He worked as a printer for different companies.  Jim enjoyed being outside fishing or camping.    He would watch golf, football, boxing and was an avid New York Yankees fan. Some of his other interest were reading and gambling.  One of Jim’s favorite food was pizza.  What meant the most to him was to spend time with his family & friends.

Left to share Jim’s memories are his children, Gene Mairet, Kimball (Ruth) Kellett and Susan (Jeff) Hamrick all of Batavia; 4 grandchildren, Randall Mairet, Melissa Kellett, Jessica Kellett and Ricky Kellett; and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Darlene.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, July 8, 2018

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

203 South Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 9, 2018

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