Grace S James, 83, of Streamwood, IL passed away on March 23, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Pittston, PA on October 8, 1933, the daughter of James and Charlotte Solomon.
‘Grandmommy’ was the beloved center of her close-knit family; she cherished spending time with her grandchildren and gathering with her children. Throughout her life, she loved to take road trips around the country and travel the globe with her husband. Grace always found happiness in the world around her. She took pride in being on the forefront of technology, adopting the Internet early on and designing digital cards for family and friends nonstop. She loved attracting, feeding and watching the birds in her backyard. In her spare time, Grace enjoyed working on puzzles, sewing plastic canvas art, and baking delicious Christmas cookies. She will be deeply missed by her family. Survivors include her children: Debbie (Vern) James-Burris; Nancy (Don Schellenberger) Krahn, and David (Mark Tiberi) James; her grandchildren: Ryan and Adam Krahn; Jason James, Bobby Green and Joshua Sloan; along with her brother: George (Mary Catherine) Solomon. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 46 years: Robert James; Son-in-law: Dale Krahn, and son: Robert James Jr. Services will be private with burial next to her husband at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.