James "Jim" Leonard AhneI am a Veteran.

of Scranton, AR

July 7, 1948 - November 12, 2021

James "Jim" Leonard Ahne, 73, a resident of Scranton, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021, at Baptist Health Hospital in Conway.

He was born July 7, 1948, in Scranton to the late Leonard and Vera (Heiman) Ahne. After high school, Jim served in the United States Navy as a Seabee during the Vietnam War. He married Barbara (Minchew) Ahne on December 28, 1970, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Jim spent his working years as the owner/operator of Ahne's Service Center in Scranton for 43 years. In addition, Jim served his community in many ways including his membership at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Scranton; Scranton Volunteer Fire Department, Scranton City Council, Abbot Raphael DeSalvo Knights of Columbus Council 14619 in Scranton and the American Legion Neuman Post 258 in Scranton.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cherie Deion Ahne Fleming; mother-in-law, Lucille Minchew and brother-in-law, Danny Trusty.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Barbara Ahne of Scranton; two daughters, Rachel Gilbert and husband, Wayne, Jr. of Scranton and Leslie Fleming and husband, Cecil of Scranton; seven grandchildren, Reilly, Amelia and Isabella Gilbert and Brianna, James Hunter, Kaylee and Melissa Fleming; two great grandchildren, Gabriella and Emerson Chism; three brothers, Bill Ahne and wife, Brenda of Scranton, Martin Ahne of Greenwood and Dennis Ahne and wife, Brenda of Scranton and five sisters, Joyce Fiddler and husband, Terry of Conway, Ruth Snow and husband, Bobby of Scranton, Carol Trusty of Russellville, JoAnn Lynch and husband, Steve of Scranton and Rosemary Webb of North Carolina.

Rosary service will be 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Scranton.

The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with Fr. John Miranda officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Scranton under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

Pallbearers will be Don Fritsche, Adam Fritsche, Ernie Melon, Britt Schluterman, Mark Hatcher and Joey Pintado. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Fleming, James Hunter Fleming, Wayne Gilbert, Jr., and Bill, Dennis and Martin Ahne.

Service Information
ROSARY St. Ignatius Catholic Church
108 Main Street
Scranton,  AR 72863
11/16/2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass
St. Ignatius Catholic Church
108 Main Street
Scranton,  AR 72863
11/17/2021 at 10:00 a.m.

St. Ignatius Cemetery
Hwy 197 E.
Scranton, AR 72863

Obituary Provided By:
Roller Funeral Home
1700 East Walnut Street
Paris, AR  72855