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Jim Wethington

Jim Wethington, age 69, of Hope passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010, on the family farm.

Jim was born April 27, 1941, in Essex, MO, a son to the late Urban Dewey and Ida (Newby) Wethington, Sr.

After graduating from high school in Grayridge, MO, Jim worked for a few years as an auto mechanic. He joined the Army in 1966 and served a two year enlistment.

On May 12, 1962, Jim was united in marriage to Marilyn Mathis in Dexter, MO. She survives of the home.

After his enlistment in the Army, Jim went to work for Boeing in St Louis where he and Marilyn lived until his retirement in 1996, at which time they moved to their farm near Hope.

Jim was a member of AARP, the Osage County Democratic Party and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers. He was also a past member of the Quail Forever organization. Jim enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time on the farm. His greatest love was for his family and he proved that by never missing any of the basketball or softball games that his granddaughter Kennedy played in.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by one daughter, Loreal Lee Wethington and her daughter Kennedy Hope Wethington of Linn; two brothers, Urban Dewey Wethington, Jr. of Sikeston, and Roy Wethington of Florida; two sisters, Faye Meyer of Kentucky, and Shirley and her husband Mike Lunsford of Florida, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2010, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Military graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 30, 2010, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO.

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Hello Marilyn, I just did a search on Facebook to see if you were there. I still don't have the answer to that question, but I saw a reference to this story of your husband and his death. I am sorry for your loss. It must be tough to lose the love of your life. Please know that this OLD friend and former neighbor, school mate and neighbor sends sympathy and best wishes to you and yours as you make adjustments. Marilyn, I would love to hear from you. I took a picture of your parent's tombstone when I visited Harper Cemetery last year. Take care! Martha

Martha Southerland Waggoner Dec 14 2010 12:00 AM

pi went to schol with jim in grayridge my wife marilyn went to school with marilyn jims wife . we are very sorry to about jim may god bless marilyn and the rest of his family. kenny and marilyn ritch . fenton mo.

kenny ritch Sep 9 2010 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the Wethington Family. I worked with Jim at McDonnell Douglas/Boeing starting in 1985. Jim was a great guy to work with and all of us at Boeing St. Charles want to express our deepest sympathy to the Wethington Family.

Kevin Callahan Aug 30 2010 12:00 AM

Dearest Marilyn, Felicia and I are terribly grieved over this most unexpected loss. We mourn with you and wish you to know that we loved Jim and thought so highly of him and all his aspirations. We will miss him very much and know that no one will miss him more that you. We are very sad today thinking about how your wonderful Jim will be gone from this earth. We will hold him and you in our hearts forever. Your friends, Kati and Felicia

Kati Guerra Aug 27 2010 12:00 AM

As someone we love is taken from us so quicly it must be for a reason that we will never understand. I know that Jim will continue to watch over his three special ladies. Know that he is looking down on you with that great big smile he always had on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe, Bryan, Cayla and Sean McGrail

Joe McGrail Aug 27 2010 12:00 AM

Marilyn, I am truly sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful person. I count myself as truly blessed to have met him and could call if a friend. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie Jaegers and family

Debbie Jaegers Aug 27 2010 12:00 AM

Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I so enjoyed your days in my classroom and all the talks we had. May you be strengthed today by the love of your friends and family. If you need someone to talk to just give me a call. Love, Maridel

Maridel and Eric Braman Aug 27 2010 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to hear of your loss may god be with you all we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

Rita and Bill Lipskoch Aug 26 2010 12:00 AM

Loreal and Kennedy, I am very sorry to hear about your dad/grandfather.

Tina Steinman Aug 26 2010 12:00 AM

I think the hardest thing in life is to loose a loved one. Especially a parent. Someone that has raised us and helped make us the person we have become. Loreal and Kennedy know he is always with you, watching over you, and making sure you are safe. All my family will be with you in prayers. Matt, Cindy, Ben, Brady, and Breck

Matt McGrail Aug 26 2010 12:00 AM