James Deines

James Jim LeRoy Deines Smith Center - James Jim LeRoy Deines, 84, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at Overland Park Regional Hospital, Overland Park, KS. Jim was born July 7, 1929 in Topeka, KS, the son of John Anthony and Helen A. (James) Deines. He was a United States Army veteran serving from June 21, 1950 until he was honorably discharged on June 20, 1953. He was a life member of the Smith Center VFW. Jim was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and the winter season. Jim worked 30 years in the elevator construction business and travel around the United States installing passenger and freight elevators. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William John (Jack) Deines. He is survived by his two sons, Matt & Mike of Portland , Oregon; sister Dixie Flott of Dallas, and daughter in laws and many grandchildren. Jim had requested his remains to be cremated and no funeral service. James Jim LeRoy Deines

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Feb. 19, 2014