James E. Schmer, age 89, of Overland Park, KS passed away on September 13, 2014. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Overland Park Funeral Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Covenant Chapel, 13300 Kenneth Rd., Leawood, KS. Memorial contributions can be made to the Covenant Chapel Prayer Garden fund.
Mr. Schmer was born in 1925 in New Hampton, MO. Jim attended the University of Central MO and received a Master’s Degree from UMKC. He served in the United States Army in Korea during the Korean Conflict. After his military service Jim was employed for over forty years at the General Motors Fairfax Plant in the H.R. Department. He will be sorely missed as a generous and caring father, uncle and friend.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette. Survivors include his son David and daughter Nancy Kay, nieces Diann (Doug) Brahl, Debi Hartley, Daria (Dennis) Blankenship, Karen (Bob) Elliott and nephew Dan (Carol) Schmer and several great nieces and nephews.