Loretta “Kaye” James, 76, passed away April 28, 2021 at Integris Grove Hospital.
Kaye was born on October 6, 1944 in Springfield, Colorado to Clifford Myrick and Dorothy Steen. She graduated from Southwest City Highschool in 1962. Kaye owned and operated beauty shops in Southwest City for many years. She also worked for DCCSAN in Jay until her retirement.
Kaye was a lover of animals, especially dogs. She and her husband adopted many strays that came to their home. She was an Elvis Presley fan, amassing all the news articles she could find upon his death. Kaye enjoyed watching her favorite quarterback, Tom Brady.
Kaye married Larry James on April 9, 1997 in Miami, Oklahoma.
Kaye was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Wayne Myrick; two sisters: Ethel Pace and Betty Craig; and granddaughter, Tamisha Cooper. Survivors include her husband Larry James, son; Jeff Cooper (Ginger) of Southwest City, daughter Lana Cooper of Bella Vista, seven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove. Memorial donations can be sent to Humane Society of Grove & Grand 64301 E 290 Rd, Grove, OK 74344.