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James W. “Jim” Piper

September 28, 2015

St. Marys—James W. Piper, 84, died Monday, September 28, 2015 at the St. Marys Manor.

He was born September 28, 1931 at Williamsburg, the son of Glenn H. and Lena R. Kennard Piper.  Jim graduated from Carbondale Rural High School in 1949.

He had worked for Santa Fe Railroad in Topeka and the Kansas Fish and Game.  He was the Undersheriff of Osage County for several years.  Jim was a loan officer for Peoples National Bank in Ottawa and later was the president of First State Bank in Pleasanton.  After retiring from the banking business he moved back to Osage county and was active in his computer business.  He had lived in St. Marys the past seven years.

On March 11, 1950 he was united in marriage to Emily Idell Remington.  She died April 23, 1977.  He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Russell and Allen Piper; a daughter-in-law, Linda Piper.

Survivors include three sons, Doug (Karen) Piper, Waverly, Mike (Jami) Piper, St. Marys and Terry (Jeannie) Piper, Scranton; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and his neighbor and friend Charlotte Kling.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until service time.  Interment will be in the Lyndon Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St Marys Manor Bus Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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33 thoughts on “James W. “Jim” Piper

  1. Dear Mike and Family,
    My heart goes out to you upon the passing of your Dad. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Dinah Tilley (from Dr. Botz’s office)

  2. Mike and Jami and family…So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. No matter how “prepared” you are, you are never ready to let your parent go. Thinking of you with sympathy and prayers…

  3. Dear Mike, Jamie & family,
    Sorry to hear of your Father’s passing, but you had him for more time than expected, which is Blessing. May God Be with you and all your family at this time.
    Love & Prayers,
    Joe & Pauline Conley

  4. It was such a blessing to know Mr. Piper. I always enjoyed our talks. He was a genuine intelligent, kind, nice, respectful person and will be missed by many. I feel privileged getting to know him and know he touched many lives. Blessings to his family. Memories are priceless.
    Jean Butler–Three Rivers Inc.

  5. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I pray that God will comfort you in your time of sorrow.

  6. Sorry for your loss. Dad’s are pretty special. May the stength of God, family & friends help you through this difficult time.

  7. Mike-Jami & girls-
    So very sorry for your loss. It is so hard to let them go. But know that he will be forever watching over you.
    Betty/Marvin Aubert

  8. Terry, Emily, Amanda, and Rylan,
    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father and grandfather. After reading this wonderful tribute, it is obvious to all what a great loss this is. I am praying that wonderful memories bring you peace, comfort, and smiles in the days and weeks to come.
    God bless you and your family.
    Tammy Metzger

  9. Always enjoyed your Dad..sorry to hear of his passing..our hearts are with all of you ..his wonderful family…Hugs from Lyndon
    Deb Feltner

  10. Mike, so sorry to read of your father’s death. He was such a kind man. Jim was so helpful in getting me started with a computer system at the funeral home in Oskaloosa.

  11. Jim, I’m so sorry. Char had told me about your Dad and then I got to meet him at the Manor. He came to chapel and was an active participant. What a fine gentleman!! What a great loss. My condolences.

  12. Mike and Jami and girls: So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I did not know him, but knowing you and your family, he had to be a great guy.
    Difficult times right now, but time will help you. Remember the good times and smile at the memories!

  13. You were such a help to my family during our recent loss. Be sure that my family will keep your dad and all of you in our family Rosary. God bless you and grant you His peace.

  14. Doug, Karen, Ty and Jesse,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. May the many wonderful memories carry you through this trying time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family members.
    Jerry and Pam Rice

  15. Doug,
    My deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your father. I did not know him, but in knowing you and your family, there is no doubt a good man has moved on.

  16. Sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a man of many talents. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember the good times for comfort and strength.

  17. My Deepest Sympathy to Doug and Family, Mike and Family & Terry and Family. My Son Denis and I both worked for Jim at First State Bank at Pleasanton. Made a lot of history those few years. Watched Terry grow up and lunch time at Smith Drug Store. And all the foot ball games.I remember playing Colony and we got rained and snowed on all during the game. Thank goodness Jim had Garage Bags in his car to keep us dry. They finally had a rain delay. Lots of good memories. And in later years was blessed with his daily devotions.
    God Bless all of you and comfort you in you loss.
    Nancy Forbes

  18. Dear Doug and family,

    Sorry for your loss! I am sure all the great memories will help your through these hard times!

    Love and prayers to you all!
    Nancy Sutton

  19. My prayers are with Piper Family. I had the privilege of working with him at the bank in Pleasanton, KS. He was a good boss, good man and good man. He had a wonderful smile and laugh.

  20. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim was a good man. I still hear his laugh when I think of him. He set me on a new path in life when I was in my twenties by giving me a small loan from his bank so I could pay an employment agency to secure a job. Changed my life, and for that I am forever grateful. The Piper family played a big part in my life in Lyndon. All my best to all of you.

  21. Jim was a man of great depth and character. He was interesting and fun to talk to . He had a deep spiritual belief. I learned a lot from sharing time with him. He will be deeply missed, but not forgotten . I extend my love and sympathy to the entire Piper Family . You are great bunch . Jim was proud of you all and loved you each and every one so very much ! Charlotte Kling

  22. I am honored to know him. He was a joy to be around. He will be missed. I enjoyed time we shared our love of God.
    Love and prayers sent to your special family.

  23. So sorry about Jim’s passing. I only knew him recently, but he made my day much brighter. I will miss his smile and quick wit.

  24. We are very sorry to hear of his passing. Mike and your family have our sympathy and prayers. May he RIP.

    Bob, JR. and Irina Hoferer

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