James Patrick Commerford, 43, of Festus died Sept. 8, 2020, at his home. Mr. Commerford was a 1995 graduate of St. Pius High School and graduated from the University of Missouri in Colombia with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English. He worked for MercyHospital for 19 years as a psychiatric intake coordinator dedicated to his role regarding mental health. He enjoyed music, film, and reading literature. Born May 16, 1977, in Fort Worth, Texas, he was the son of James (Sharon) Commerford III of Festus and the late Clare Michele (Smith) Commerford.
In addition to his father and stepmother, he is survived by two sisters: Ellen Commerford of St. Louis and Lauren (Lucien) Lakebrink of St. Louis; a brother: Jase (Katie) Bennett of Edwardsville, Ill.; a grandfather: James Commerford Jr.; and numerous other family members and friends.
Memorials may be made to Accessible STL, 5240 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, 63110. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.