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James L. Wooten

April 18, 1956 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 65)


James Louis Wooten, age 65, of Cassopolis, died peacefully at home Saturday, September 4, 2021 in the comfort of his beloved wife’s presence.

His life began April 18, 1956 in Anderson, Indiana, the middle of three children born to Lester and Malvina Wooten.  He married Janet Bartolo Morales June 25, 2021.  She survives.

Jim was a generous elementary school teacher, often providing extra things for his students both inside and outside of the classroom.  He loved to teach and he loved to travel.  Jim loved sports, especially anything involving Notre Dame and Michigan.

Jim will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by his wife, Janet Morales of Cassopolis; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet and Roger Wise of Florida, Patricia and Damon Hertz of South Bend; two nieces and two nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will observe a private remembrance.

Jim’s remains will be laid to rest in the Philippines, his beloved second home.

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