James L. Stucky
Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home
James L. "Jim" Stucky, 74, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 8:00 a.m., Sunday, September 8th, at his home. James was born in McPherson, Kansas on March 15, 1939, a son of Martha Lorene (Goering) and Carl T. Stucky.
Jim attended Santa Fe country schools and graduated from McPherson High School, in 1957. He then graduated from Bethel College, Newton, Kansas in 1961.
He was a member of First Mennonite Church McPherson, Kansas, where he served in many capacities through the years. Jim was a member of the writers guild and Toastmasters. He served as trustee for King City Township for several terms.
Jim taught school at Sunny Hill near Canton, Kansas, Hillcrest, near Inman, Galva Middle School, Geneseo High School, and McPherson Middle School. He enjoyed coaching and working with children. Jim was a farmer for all of his life.
James L. Stucky was united in marriage to Frances "Fran" A. Penner on July 3, 1960 at the First Mennonite Church in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Surviving family members include -
Loving and devoted wife of over fifty-three years: Fran Stucky of the home
Children: Sheryl Dick, of McPherson, Kansas
Donna Sanborn and her husband Blake, of Bourbon, Missouri
Mathew "Matt" Stucky and his wife Cindy, of Carthage, Mississippi
Siblings: Wanieta Penner and her husband Paul, of McPherson, Kansas
Ben Stucky and his wife Jan, of McPherson, Kansas
Diane Gering and her husband Warren, of Ritzville, Washington
Nine grandchildren: Elizabeth Burch and her husband Travis
Katherine Anderson and her husband Cameron
Lauren Byington and her husband Warren
Kaylen Tiefenbrunn and her husband Matt
Four great-grandchildren: Hattie Burch
Eighteen nieces and nephews
Other relatives, students, and friends
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, McPherson, Kansas with Pastor Kathy Neufeld Dunn officiating.
The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Omega Houses or M.C.C. or donors choice and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.