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James S. Liggitt

July 22, 1930 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 91)

Obituary

James S. Liggitt, age 91 of Columbiana, passed away on September 26, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

He was born July 22, 1930, in Lisbon, Ohio, the son of John C. and Ethel Skinner Liggitt.

Jim married his wife Mary on June 20, 1953.  Prior to his retirement in 1994, he was employed by the Dollar Savings and Trust Company, which is now the PNC Bank, as a pension and trust administrator.

He was a member of Grace Church in Columbiana.

In Jim’s early years, he played Lisbon American Legion Baseball, and his team was one of the top teams in the state of Ohio.  The team was honored during a dinner at the Hollenden Hotel in Cleveland which was attended by baseball greats Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Tris Speaker.  In later years, he played softball and bowled in various leagues.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Mary Falkner, daughter Sherry (Dennis) Imhoff, his parents, five brothers John E., Charles, Rollin, Robert and Wayne, and five sisters Thelma (Charles) Hill, Mary Louise (Paul) Denkhaus, Helen (John) Halko, Wilma Liggitt and Ethel J. (Lewis) Hiner.

Surviving are his daughter Cathy (Ron) Ballachino of Louisville, KY, his son James A. (Diana) Liggitt of Amarillo, TX, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Private funeral service will be held at Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Robert C. Joy.

Burial will follow at Columbiana Cemetery.

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Services

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Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home
28 North Main Street
Columbiana, OH 44408

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