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James Zane Stewart

James Zane Stewart, 62, of Stump Creek, passed away at home on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

He was born in Punxsutawney on July 14, 1960, a son of Jerry Harlen Stewart and the late Andrea Viola (Brewer) Stewart.  His father survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Jimmy was a free spirit, he enjoyed exploring in the wilderness and hunting for Ginseng.  He had a knack for writing poetry and songs. In high school he enjoyed running in track, he also later earned several awards in 5k runs.  Jimmy suffered for many years with a debilitating Buerger’s disease which eventually took both his legs and fingers.

He had previously worked for Hawbaker.

He is survived by five children, Nicole Phleger of Oregon, Jill Stewart of DuBois, Jamie Stewart of Reynoldsville, Dylan Stewart of Sykesville and Jona Stewart of Soldier; ten grandchildren; one sister, Gina Nicholson and husband Michael of Reynoldsville; two brothers, Jerry Stewart of Stump Creek and Dwight Stewart of Indiana; half brother, Jerry Pierce of DuBois and two stepbrothers, Bob Peace and Todd Peace and wife Wendy of Punxsutawney; two special friends who looked after him all the time, Deana and Justin Rhodes of Stump Creek.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Andrea Viola Peace.

There will be no visitation.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Big Run.