SIKESTON - James R. Goyins, 68, died Sept. 25, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill.
Born March 9, 1935, in Lilbourn, son of the late Myrkle and Lucy Jane Shaver Goyins, he was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army.
On March 23, 1955, he married Emma K. Klauer who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: four sisters, Helen Keen of Florida, Georgia Collins of Oregon, Ruth Esko of Maryland Heights and Geneva French of Fargo, N.D.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Goyins and J.R. Goyins; and five sisters, Kathryn Moriarty, Ruby Taylor, Jean Littleton, Lavern Sotier and Nina Cowick.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.