James Darrell Karther


James Darrell Karther, 79 of Kansas City, MO, passed June 1, 2013.  Memorial visitation and service 1-3 pm Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society at 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd in Raytown.  Born on September 29, 1933 to Harry Karther and Pearl (Guisinger) Karther in Spokane, WA.  Darrell was a retired Kansas City fire fighter and former army medic.  Preceded in death by his parents and sister Florence (Karther) Downes.  Survived by wife: Patricia Ann (Cookie) Karther, Daughter: Dawn (Jermiah) Dixon, Grandchildren: Zachary Denney and Cheyenne (Ricky) Wehner, Great-granddaughters: Bailey and Ryder Wehner, Sister: Kathleen (M.H.) Godwin, Brothers: Robert (Ermadean), Floyd, and Paul Karther.


  1. Cheryl, Chuck and Nicole Doran on June 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    We are so sorry to lose a fantastic friend. We’ve really enjoyed time spent with Darrell over the past years. He and Cookie are the greatest!

  2. Ron and Julie on June 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Darrell was a best friend, mentor and father figure to us for all long as I can remember! He will be missed by us so much! We love him and Cookie so much!

  3. Beltran Family on June 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences to the Karther family. We are sadden to hear the news of your loss. May you find solace in the love and memories shared together and may God console you with the words at John 5:28,29. Those words assure us of Gods desire to bring back to life by resurrection all those in the memorial tombs. May you happily look forward to the time James is one of them Revelation 21:4,5.

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