A time of fellowship and visitation with Jim’s family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers memorials have been designated in Jim’s Name.
Mark James Cupples, 67, the son of William J. “Bud” and Harriet M. (Walker) Cupples, was born April 19, 1946, in Newton. He was a graduate of the Newton Senior High School, Class of 1963. He served his country with the US Navy/Marine Corps, aboard the USS Bushnell during the Vietnam War.
On June 5, 1971, Jim was united in marriage with Shirley May Moredock, in Newton. He was employed by the Maytag Company for 32 years, retiring in 1999, in the porcelain department. Jim continued to work for Lewis Systems and Iowa Telecom, after retirement. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, who enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, golf and the Colorado Mountains.
Jim died on Wednesday evening, March 5, 2014, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law Sandy Cupples; two nephews: Charlie Cupples and Troy Thompson; and a great-nephew Gaige Andersen. Jim will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Those left to honor Jim’s memory include his wife Shirley; his daughter Angie (Steve) Thomas of Newton; his sons: Shon Cupples and Bob (Tina) Cupples, of Newton; his grandchildren: Seth, Janelle, Trevor, Rylan and Jake; his brothers: Danny (Debbie) Cupples, Dave (Carolyn) Cupples and Buddy (Sandy) Cupples, and his sisters: Nancy (Jim) Andersen and Cindy Cupples, all of the Newton area; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Dave Gilchrist and Paul Spearing.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh.com.