James P. Rader, Sr., 68, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born May 1, 1949, in Glen Dale, WV, a son of the late John E. and Beuna Muldrew Rader, Sr.

James was a former employee of the former Marx Toy Factory and was a Christian by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Rader; three brothers, Edwin “Ray” Rader, John Rader, Jr., and Joseph Rader; and a sister, Dorothy Rader.

Surviving are his loving wife, Lee Ann Rutkoski Rader of St. Clairsville; his children, James P. Rader, Jr. of Bridgeport, OH, Ronald (Tina) Rader of Colorado Springs, CO, Michael (Melissa) Rader of Proctor, WV, Beuna (Daniel) Gargala of St. Clairsville, and Mindy (Jeremy) Hill of Pleasant City, OH; a brother, Bob Rader of Bellaire, OH; two sisters, Laura (Jim) Jennings of Moundsville, WV, and Eloise (Jimmy) Rader of Warren, OH; a previous son-in-law, Alec Gargala; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Monday from 4-6 p.m. at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 204 West Main St., St. Clairsville, OH, 43950.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. with Pastor Gary Eller officiating.

Final arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family.

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