James Edward Bree, 74, of North Vernon, passed away at 1:02 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.
Born June 23, 1945, in Aurora, he was the son of the late James Joseph and Edith (Sprecklson) Bree.
James was a 1963 graduate of Moores Hill High School and went to work as a QMA (Qualified Medical Assistant) for the former Muscatatuck State Developmental Center in Butlerville and then transferred to the Madison State Hospital in Madison until his retirement in 2007. James enjoyed watching news and talk shows, cooking and working crossword puzzles.
He is survived by his brother, John (Diane) Bree of Lawrenceburg; sisters, Barb Shomaker of Columbus, Judy (Tim) White of Florence, Kentucky, Janice Bree of Milan, and Ellen Ledford of Greensburg; nieces, Chrishana (Adam) Towne, Deanna Haley, and Ericka Kiefer, all of North Vernon, Tamra Roe of Indianapolis, and several other nieces and nephews;
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, Frederick, and Robert Bree; and sister, Carol Bree.
In keeping with the family’s wishes cremation is planned and no services are to be held at this time. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service was entrusted with the care of these arrangements.
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