James N. Cole, 78 (but always a boy at heart), of rural Ottawa, Kansas, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

A celebration of Jim’s life will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Elks’ Club, 114 ½ West Second St., Ottawa. Cremation is planned with a private family inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona, Kansas.

James was born Nov. 1, 1938, near Pomona, the son of Fay N. and Eleanor F. (Blackburn) Cole.