James (Jim) Richard Myers
04-13-1946 to 11-10-2019
Linn County News
Published Nov. 27, 2019
James (Jim) Richard Myers, 73, passed away at his home on Nov. 10, 2019. Born in Kansas City, Kan., he moved with his family to a farm in Osawatomie, Kan., when he was 7. At the age of 10, the family sold the farm and moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where Jim graduated from Howe High School.
Jim loved sports and was an award-winning defensive player for his high school football team. As an adult he played golf with the same passion, hitting the links whenever he could wherever he lived. After high school Jim began his college studies in Indianapolis but then transferred to Franklin College where he met and married his wife, Janine. Together the couple had two children, Allison and James, and eventually settled back in Kansas where they have been living ever since.
Over the course of his working life, Jim managed several businesses from truck stops in Indiana to farm co-ops in Missouri. He was a working manager who never hesitated to do whatever was needed to get the job done. In his later years, he owned an insurance agency and managed the Sugar Valley Lakes and Golf Course in Mound City. For the last 17 years of his life he worked for Schlage Lock as a shipping clerk, retiring in August of this year for health reasons.
Jim loved to golf and go bass fishing with his brother. He loved KU basketball and was an avid fan. He loved family gatherings where his fudge and Rice Krispy treats were in high demand. He loved Coca Cola and Blue Bell ice cream. But most of all he loved his wife; his two children; his two grandchildren, Asher and Ari; and his brother and sisters, never wavering in that love.
Jim is survived by his wife of 50 years; his two children and two grandchildren; his three siblings, Margaret, Paul and Suzanne; many nieces and nephews; and a large extended family in the Kansas City area.
Jim’s memorial service will be held at Sugar Valley Lakes and Golf Course in Mound City, Kan., at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave., Ste. 214, Overland Park, KS 66202, or online at https://americanstroke.org.
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