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James L. Voran

September 24, 2018

James L. Voran 63, died September 24, 2018 at his Newton residence.  He was born June 14, 1955 in Kingman, Kansas to Paul J. and Benetta F. (Albright) Voran.  On August 16, 1975 he married Sherri Kay Spani and she preceded him death on August 8, 2000.


James was a retired painter for Boeing and Spirit aircraft companies in Wichita.


The love of James life was spending time with his granddaughters Skylar and Rylee.


He is survived by his sons and their wives Shane and Alyson Voran of Lehigh, Kansas and Ryan and Ruh Voran of Newton, Kansas; two brothers: Mike Voran of Hutchinson, Kansas and Rick Voran of Sterling, Virginia. He is also survived by two granddaughters.


James is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Jon and sister Gina


Memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday October 4, 2018 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 pm. Wednesday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas.


Memorials are suggested to the charity of your choice in James’ name c/o Petersen funeral home.

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5 thoughts on “James L. Voran

  1. So sorry for your loss. Know he was a very wonderful Dad and Grandpa. May his memories of great times always be cherished. Prayers for this time of healing for the families. Love and sympathy. Sandi

  2. I am so sorry. Seems like yesterday that I was talking to him about Sherri. At least they are back together. He loved her so much.
    Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

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