June 29, 2022
James "Jim" L. Dumont, 91, of Maryville, Ill., passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Northwestern McHenry Hospital in McHenry. Jim was born on June 6, 1931, in Litchfield, a son of the late Joe and Jennie (Perrone) Dumont.
Jim was a United States Air Force veteran who proudly served his country. On Nov. 15, 1958, Jim married Bette L. Andrews, the love of his life, and Bette passed away on June 27, 2006. Jim retired as principal from Granite City High School after many years of dedicated service. He also owned and operated North Belt Laundry in Belleville. Jim was a hardworking family man who cherished every moment he spent with his family. In his younger years, he enjoyed going dancing with Bette. Jim loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all, he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents and wife, Jim was preceded in death by a son, James C. Dumont.
He is survived by his loving son, Steven (Jennifer) Dumont of Spring Grove; dear sister, Frances (William) Augustine of Livingston. He was proud grandfather to Jaclyn (Joshua) Jump, James Dumont, Jace Dumont, Jillian Dumont, Jacob Dumont, Joshua Dumont and Jaden Dumont; proud great-grandfather to Georgiana Graflage. He is also survived by loving friend, Dot Schiller; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 3 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon.
In celebration of his life, a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 1, at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon. Jim will be laid to rest next to Bette at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon.
Memorial donations may be given to Jim Dumont Journalism Scholarship for Southeast Missouri students pursuing higher education in the journalism field. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at http://www.irwinchapel.com.