James (Jim) Lee Stuart, 76, of Wichita, Kansas and formerly of West Branch, Iowa passed away, Friday, August 17, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
A celebration of Jim’s life was held Sunday August 19, 2018 from 1 to 4 P.M. at Fawcett Pond, rural West Branch. A visitation with family and friends will be held Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM at the home of Kyle and Linda Stuart, 3114 N. Red Fox St, Wichita, Kansas 67205. Memorials may be made to Kansas City Woodworkers Guild, 3189 Mercier St., Kansas City, MO 64111. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Jim was born January 25, 1942 the son of Kenneth and Lucille (Davis) Stuart. He attended West Branch School and graduated from City High School in Iowa City and attended the University of Iowa.
From 1959 until 1979 he was united in marriage to Martha (Fawcett) Luke, he later married Patricia (Collins) Stuart in 1981 and she survives. Jim had retired from sales at Proctor and Gamble where he had worked his entire career. He was a member of Ninnescah Yacht Club west of Wichita and instrumental in its facility expansion and growth from 1974-1996 at which time Jim and Pat retired and moved to Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas. Later they relocated to the Kansas City area where he was extremely active in the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild crafting countless projects and assisting others. Jim loved sailing, woodworking, fixing things, helping others and above all else, his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Patricia Stuart of Wichita KS, children: Kendra Stuart of West Branch, Iowa, Kyle (Linda) Stuart of Wichita KS, Kent (MarKay) Stuart of West Branch, Iowa, Robert (Rebecca) Williams of Wichita, Kansas, Matthew (Tricia) Williams of Southlake, Texas, Rebecca (Joel) McGill of Wichita, Kansas, Amy (Chris) Ringstaff of Austin, Texas. Grandchildren: Ashley (Truman), Adam, Lindsay (Daniel), Kaitlyn (Alex), Braden (Bailey), Zachary, Samantha, Kennedy, Trey, Reilee, Colton, Connor, Addison, Cooper, Avery, Georgia, Clara. Also surviving are Great Grand Children: Daniel, Soren, Finlay, Jensen and Jaden. His parents preceded him in death.
The family would like to thank the University of Iowa Hospitals, St. Luke’s Rehab, Cedar Rapids and Select Care Specialty Hospital, Davenport for their loving care and treatment of our entire family over the past 7 months.