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1106 E. Branch St.
PO Box 1094
Phone: 816.858.2129
Fax: 816.858.2347
James Palmer

James Roscoe Palmer

September 6, 1931 - August 1, 2020
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James R. “Jim” Palmer passed away on August 1, 2020 at St Lukes Northland. Jim was born September 6, 1931 to Cecil (Dick) and Lorene Blankenship Palmer in Kansas City. He was a lifelong resident of Platte City. Jim graduated from Platte City High School in 1949. He married Maxine Kelley in 1953 with whom he had 3 children. In 1975 he married Helen Hon Wade. They were married for 33 years until her passing in 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Glen Williamson, stepson Alan Wade, granddaughter April Brown, son-in law Rick Ludgate and special friend Laveta Morgan. He worked for TWA until his retirement. After retirement he fulfilled a lifelong dream of being an auctioneer. At that time, he started Action Auction. He continued as an auctioneer until his late 70’s. He loved trying to teach his grandkids and great grandkids how to auction. He was also an alderman for 12 years for the city of Platte City and was a recipient of the Truman Glenn Award in 2002. Jim was also a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He was proud to be a father, grandfather, opa, papa, and great grandfather. He is survived by son Richard (Kathy) Palmer, daughter Emma Ludgate, son Jim (Tracy) Palmer all of Kansas City and stepdaughter Gale (Larry) Govro of Parkville. He was proud to have 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren whom he loved to take on rides on the lawn tractor. He is also survived by special friend Aliene Harris of Smithville. Also surviving are members of the Sharp and Harris families whom he thought of as family and loved them deeply. A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the Platte City Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be given to the Hillsboro Christian Church. Arrangements By: Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, MO—Ph. 816.858.2129.
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    August 6, 2020 | 11:00am
    August 6, 2020 11:00am
    Platte City Cemetery
    Platte City, MO 64079
    Pastor Jimmy Porter


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Posted at 09:44am
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family, we too thought a lot of Jim. He will be missed. God Bless!
Lewis Moore (brother-in-law to Aliene Harris) and Connie Marx (niece of Aliene Harris).

Linda Grandbouche

Posted at 05:19pm
Our mother, Laveta Morgan, loved him dearly as our whole family does. He was the most caring & loving man who took such great care of Mom her last 5 years of her life. He and Mom sure loved to dance and I remember it started when Helen and Jim would take Mom dancing with them while they were married. Such great family memories for so many years. He will always have such a special place in our hearts. Thank you and your family for sharing him with our family. He was a great man with a beautiful soul and will be missed by so many. Our sincere condolences to your family.

Bob and Judith Verdi Posted at 08:01pm

Extending our deepest sympathy to Jim’s family. We were neighbors of Jim’s on Hillcrest Drive for 28 years. Always a smile and friendly hello! RIP Jim!

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