Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


James E. Folkerts, 71, of Columbia, MO., passed away Jan. 19, 2024, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. He was born on Feb. 12, 1952, to Wilbert Folkerts and Lorene (Bradley) Folkerts.

Jim married his wife of 51 years, Carla (Scanzoni) Folkerts of Staunton, on Sept. 30, 1972, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton, and she survives.

Jim graduated from Staunton High School in 1970. He graduated from Illinois State University in 1974 and went on to receive his master’s degree in Workforce Education and Development in 1998 from Southwestern Illinois University in Carbondale.

He retired in 2016 a...

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