The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 7, 2013

James Joseph (Jimmy Joe) Sullivan

WEIR, Kan. — James Joseph (Jimmy Joe) Sullivan, 81, of Weir, Kan., passed away March 4, 2013, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan., from complications of pneumonia.

Born Oct. 15, 1931, in Weir, to Steven and Margaret Mary (Feichtl) Sullivan and had lived in the Weir and Webb City area most of his life.

Jim attended schools in Weir and graduated from Weir High School in 1949. After graduation, he served as a Dieselman 3rd Class aboard the USS Botetourt during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged he went back to school graduating from Pittsburg State University with a degree in mathematics and civil engineering.

While attending college, Jim worked for Spencer Chemical and then later sold real estate for Brookman Realty, Katy Railroad and finally retiring from Acme Brick Company in 1993

On April 27, 1983, he married Margaret Ann Penrod.

Jim was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Weir. When the diocese closed the smaller churches his membership transferred to St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon, Kan.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one sister, Philomenia Mason, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two daughters, Kelly Mitchell, of Weir, and Marci Taylor and her husband, Mark, of rural Girard; two sons, Stephen Sullivan, of Alba, Mo., and John Penrod, of Wichita, Kan.;  five grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Shanon Linn and her husband, Corporal Caleb Linn, Myles Taylor and Zoe Sullivan;  two great-grandchildren, Cash and Wyatt; one niece, Margaret Leota Moore and her husband, Luke. As a good friend to many and loved by all, Pop Pop will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. with Rosary being said at 7 p.m. at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon, with Father Marco De Loera, celebrant.

The family request in lieu of flowers, that memorials be given to The Wounded Warrior Project at

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