James ‘Jim’ Lynn Litle

On April 30th, following a brief and serious illness, Jim passed away at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a long time resident of Raytown, Missouri, and a graduate of Raytown South High School.

Jim was born on September 17, 1957 in Manhattan, Kansas to Latreva and Jimmie Lee Litle. His father has preceded him in death. Jim has lived and worked in Manhattan, Topeka, Joplin, Raytown, and the Denver areas. At the time of his death he was employed with Industrial Accessories Company(IAC) of Mission, Kansas for many years.  Jim grew up loving trout fishing, hunting, camping, climbing, scouts, back packing and wanting to fly. If it pleases God, he is doing those things now!

Left to mourn his passing is his wife and best friend of 33 years, Kelly (LaVelle) Litle, Raytown, Missouri; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and John Dinsmore of Raytown, Missouri; granddaughter, Tessa Dinsmore of Raytown, Missouri; son, Jimmy Lee Litle, Colorado Springs, Colorado; brother Phillip Litle, Raytown, Missouri; mother and step father, Latreva and Larry Schall, Wamego, Kansas. Mother and father-in-law Janice and Ken Brazeel of Kansas City, MO, Connie and Nelson LaVelle of Warsaw, Missouri, brother-in-laws, Kevin LaVelle and his wife Debbie of Lone Jack, Missouri, Keenan LaVelle of Kansas City, Missouri, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Cremation will take place in Raytown. A brief graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M., at Valley View Memorial Gardens in Manhattan, Kansas for family and friends.  A celebration of Jim’s Life will be held May 29, 2016 at 1 PM at Lake Jacomo, shelter house 9, Blue Springs, Missouri 64015.


  1. Andrea Thomas on May 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Kelly and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Holding all of you in prayer, he was a very kind man and I know my mom and dad enjoyed visiting with him on the occasional trips down the street. Love to you all.

  2. Donna Tyler on May 5, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Kelly I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good friend to Tim and I and will be missed. I am keeping you in my prayers, if you need someone to talk to I am a good listener.

  3. Whitney Albright on May 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, may God bring you peace and comfort.

  4. Debbie Jones on May 5, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Kelly and family, I am very sorry for your loss.

  5. Kay Tierney on May 5, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Thinking and praying for all of you. Take care. Love.

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