Former Belton Journal owner succumbs to cancer

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James (Jim) Herring of Bridgeport, Illinois, died peacefully at home April 28, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

He was a former owner and publisher of The Belton Journal and loved Belton and its people. He was an active member of the Belton 3rd degree Knights of Columbus and a member of the 4th degree K of C in Temple. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He was involved in many community projects.

Jim is survived by his wife, Janet, five daughters and sons-in-law, Monica (Chad) Kelly, Julie (Shannon) Griesemer, Jennifer (Dean) Lockhart, Cathy (Jerry) Wirth, and Anne (Bill) Gartner and 12 grandchildren.