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home : obituaries : obituaries   May 26, 2016

12/7/2012 11:30:00 AM
James Hallett

James A. Hallett, 80, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of La Salle, died Dec. 6, 2012, in St. Francis Hospital, Bartlett, Tenn.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mueller Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Alton Lewis, pastor of First Congregational Church in La Salle, officiating. Masonic services will be held. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, La Salle.

Visitation will be 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A memorial service will be at St. Timothy Methodist Church, Memphis, Tenn., at a later date.

Mr. Hallett was born Jan. 3, 1932, in La Salle to J. Ward and Lucille (Hasselman) Hallett. He married Fern C. (Scriba) Cioni on July 17, 1965 in La Salle.

Mr. Hallett was a graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of First Congregational Church in La Salle and attended church with his wife at St. Timothy Methodist Church in Memphis. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was with the Consistory of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors are his wife, Fern of Memphis; twin daughters, Caroline (Robin) Sandlin of Germantown, Tenn. and Jill (Alen) Burch of Memphis; three sons, Peter (Becky) Cioni of FortWayne, Ind., Eugene (Sherry) Cioni of Dubuque, Iowa and Dennis (Denise) Cioni of Peoria; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Charles Hallett; and one nephew, Ronnie Hallett.

Memorials may be directed to Ronald McDonald House in Memphis.

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