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James William Mayhugh

05-05-1929 to 07-19-2019


Linn County News

Published July 24, 2019


James William Mayhugh, 90, of Prescott, Kan., died early Friday, July 19, 2019, at Medicalodges in Fort Scott, Kan. J.W. was born May 5, 1929, in rural Prescott to Artie Roy and Ella Josephine (Walrod) Mayhugh. He graduated from Mound City High School in 1946.

On March 2, 1951, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country with the occupational forces in Germany until his honorable discharge on Feb. 20, 1953.

On Nov. 3, 1953, he married the love of his life, Jean Rae Long, at the Methodist Parsonage in Prescott. She preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 2018.

J.W. was a farmer who greatly enjoyed the outdoors, whether he was caring for his cattle, fishing or hunting for coon or squirrel. J.W. was a people person who loved spending his days drinking coffee with his various coffee groups. He was competitive and enjoyed a good game of pool or Snooker, and he was an avid card player who excelled in Pitch. J.W. was a member of the American Legion Hewitt-New Post No. 248 in Mound City.

J.W. was preceded in death by his parents, Artie and Jo Mayhugh; his wife, Jean Rae Mayhugh; and one son, Ronald Morton Mayhugh.

Survivors include one son, Andy and Karla Mayhugh; two daughters, Cindy Staton, and Sheila and Jess Jackson; one sister, Neldeen Barnett; five grandchildren, Jay Orr, Adam Mayhugh, Levi Jackson, Jacob Jackson and Stephanie Simons; 10 great grandchildren; and a multitude of relatives and friends.

Funeral service was held Monday, July 22, 2019, at the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial followed in Battlefield Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions to American Legion Hewitt-New Post No. 248 in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056.



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