James “Jim” D. Gardner

Jim was born on April 03,1940 in Ansley, Nebraska on a farm. He was delivered on the kitchen table by his feisty Irish grandmother, Bridget Grant.
The family moved to Moberly, Mo where Jim graduated from Moberly High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served for 4 years.
Upon his discharge, Jim settled in Kansas City, Mo where he began his own family and started his career with Graingers. He made  wonderful friends in his 33 years there.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ann and Elvan Gardner, his brother John Gardner, 2 nephews  Patrick Fusselman and Jon B. Mills, neice Alcinda  Carfrae.
Jim is survived by his wife Ruth Ann (Mills) Gardner, his 2 daughters, Debbie Gardner and Chris (Gardner) Barnett (David) all of the Kansas City area. Sister Maryann Fusselman (Terry) of Moberly, Mo. Brother-in law and Sister-in law John and Sammie Sue Mills. As well as many nieces and nephews that he loved very much.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Saturday February 4 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 10 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9 a.m.
Please No Flowers. Make Donations to NorthCare Hospice House or charity of your choice


  1. Beth & Bill Karriker on January 31, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers – not only today but always! We love you all!

  2. Joe and Debbie klebenstone on January 31, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to you Debbie and your family !!

  3. Don Lankard on February 1, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
    We have lost a true friend and Gentleman.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time.
    RIP my friend

  4. Ally ruble and family on February 1, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, me and the kiddos love you and your family very very much. Healing prayers and love to all of you.

  5. Kent Siegrist on February 1, 2017 at 11:20 am

    My sincerest condolences….

  6. Dave Fusselman on February 1, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Ruth, Debbie, and Chris:

    We all looked up to Uncle Jim – his easy-going nature and friendly banter endeared him to all of us. His family, friends, coworkers and customers were blessed to know him and experience his upbeat personality. All of us are praying for you.

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