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James L. Kalmus, 78, Stilwell, Kansas passed August 22, 2014, from complications due to heart failure. Jim was born 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri and was a 1954 graduate of Lillis High School. He attended Kansas City Community College and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was a veteran of the US Army. Jim’s various careers included serving as a patrolman with the Kansas City Police Department, sales, and working in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. He served as 1971-72 President of the Padric Parish Ancient Order of Hibernians , 2000-2001 President of the Irish Cultural Center, was a member of the International Association of Lions Club, and volunteered regularly at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie K Kalmus, four sons and a daughter, Mark Kalmus of Colorado Springs CO, Chris Kalmus of Lee’s Summit MO, Shawn Kalmus of Kansas City MO, Tyler Kalmus of Lawrence KS and Lisa Kalmus of Terrell TX. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. Jim was the oldest of nine children and is survived by four brothers, William Kalmus of Wurzburg, Germany, John Kalmus of Gladstone MO, Robert Kalmus of Lincolnshire IL, Bernard Kalmus of Overland Park KS, and four sisters, Rita Kirby of Bannockburn IL, Fran Golden of Prairie Village KS, Denise Schermoly of Olathe KS, and Peggy Stamm of Overland Park KS. For information regarding his October 5, 2014, memorial service in Kansas City, please visit facebook.com/jim.kalmus or send an email to email@example.com.