James (Jim) Richard Myers, 73, passed away at his home on Nov. 10, 2019. Born in Kansas City, KS, he moved with his family to a farm in Osawatomie, KS, when he was 7. At the age of 10 the family sold the farm and moved to Indianapolis, IN, 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 2 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 COOPs 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 Lake 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 3 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 Lake and Golf Course in Mound City, KS, on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2:00 pm. 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
coworker ,Laycyne ,Kansas
Im so very sorry for your lose and saddened hearing of his passing Jim was a good friend to me and taught me everything i know here at work and some things in life he was a good very good man.When he retired I knew and miss his fishing stories he would tell me.Thanks to him I'm where I am at work and will always be greatful for that .Rest in Peace my old friend
Cousin ,Carlsbad ,California
Dear family of Jimmy,
Most sincere condolences on Jim's passing.
My husband John and I will keep you all in our prayers.
I remember as a kid having Thanksgiving with the family.
Aunt Kay and Uncle Jim always made us feel welcome. Jimmy was my red haired cousin.
He will be missed, and after reading about his life story and family he certainly touched many people.
Linda (Myers) Gross and John Gross
Co-Worker ,Olathe ,Kansas
My deepest sympathy to the Myers Family. Jim was a very special man and deeply loved and admired by all of us at Schlage Lock. We miss having him here with us each day and his hard work and dedication that made us so successful. He will always remain in our hearts with fond memories. Thank you for sharing him with us for so many years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.