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James Lee (Jim) Benedict


1934 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
James Lee (Jim) Benedict Obituary
James (Jim) Lee Benedict James (Jim) Lee Benedict, 84, of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully in his sleep July 8, 2018. A Visitation will be held from 8:30am-9:30am on Saturday, July 14th at Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS, 66224, followed by a Funeral Service at 9:30am. Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Rd., 10:00am, Sunday, July 15. Jim was born June 3, 1934 in Crosby, MN, the eldest of 3 sons, to James and Stella (Lee) Benedict. He graduated as class president from Grand Rapids, MN, high school in 1952 and earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of MN in 1957. From youth he had possessed a strong northern MN work ethic and later built a successful engineering sales business in Kansas City. Along the way, he raised a family, ran marathons, was a scoutmaster, piloted his own plane, and enjoyed yearly Canadian fishing trips with his brothers. But through it all, what he will perhaps be most remembered for is his warmth and congeniality, always gathering a close circle of friends around him. Neighborhood friends referred to him as the 'southern gentleman from MN'. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, of 51 years, and oldest son, Gregory. He is survived by son, Scott (Heidi), granddaughters Jennifer and Lauren, brothers John (Peg) and Gary (Betty) and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ackerman Cancer Center, 10881 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32223, or the Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS.
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Published in Kansas City Star on July 12, 2018
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