Jim Locke

Jim Locke, 80, of New Bloomfield, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Cremation has taken place and per his request no services will be held.  He was born February 13, 1934 to the late Charley and Hattie (Cave) Locke.  Jim married Donna Good on September 16, 1961 and she survives him of the home.  He is a graduate of Jefferson City High School and the University of Missouri Columbia.  Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired in 1996 from the Department of Natural Resources as an Agricultural Engineer and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garden, farming and making maple syrup.  He was currently serving as the President of the Board of the Callaway #1 Water District.  He is also survived by his children Frosty (Glenda) Locke, Ruth (Mike) Rosenkrans, Sherri Locke, Lori (Matt) Gaskell, Rhonda (Joe) LaCount, 14 grandchildren, Gera Stewart, Kale Stewart, James (Hannah) Rosenkrans, Eric Rosenkrans, Zachary Rosenkrans, Tyler Oswald, Paul Oswald, Stephanie Oswald, Franklin Oswald, Kaleb Gaskell, Jacob Gaskell, Clayton LaCount, Jonathan LaCount, one great-grandchild, Kale Gaskell, one brother Edwin (Ruby) Locke, one sister Sara Montgomery as well as numerous nieces, nephews cousins and friends.  Jim is also preceded in death by his sister Ann (Cletus) Koelling.  Memorials are suggested to SSM Homecare & Hospice Foundation, 1241 W. Stadium Blvd., Suite L201, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

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  1. Mark Jennings on April 15, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed, but as you know, he touched many lives. I had the pleasure of knowing Jim and listening to his stories. Everytime your grandchildren come by to sell boyscout popcorn I always as about you guys. If there is anything I can do, I am just down the road. God Bless. Mark Jennings

  2. Lisa Bailey Woodland on April 15, 2014 at 9:52 am

    To the Locke Family,

    I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to everyone. I’m truly sorry for your loss. It has been many years since I have seen Jim, but I have not forgotten what a wonderful person he was and how much his family meant to him. You all will be in my thought and prayers. May all your memories get you through this difficult time.


    Lisa Bailey Woodland

  3. Janice Veit Akins on April 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Donna, Frosty, Ruthie and family,

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Though it’s been many years since our last visit, I remember how close your family was and know Jim will be missed terribly. In the days ahead, may you all know the peace and comfort that only God can give.
    In sympathy,
    Janice Veit Akins

  4. Ralph Hutinger on April 15, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    For Frosty and all the family, I only met Jim a few times, but I’ve known Frosty for a number of years. The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree, so sorry for your loss, if there’s anything I can do give me a call.

  5. Bill Hills DOH/MDNR Retired on April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss. The world has lost a one of a kind. I had the pleasure of working with Jim my first few months with DOH in 1960. He and I went out on a complaint and when we got back to the office, the people had called our boss and told to not send then “KIDS” out here again. I know he loved his wife and family very much and thought the world of them. God bless you all.
    Bill Hills Platte City, MO

  6. Brenda Hoover Saxe on April 16, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Frosty, Glenda, Gera, Cale and family,
    I just saw this and am so sorry for your loss. May you all find peace in the memories you have of him.

  7. Nancy Adkins on April 16, 2014 at 11:41 am

    So sorry to hear about Jim. God bless. Prayers to you and your family.
    Linda and Nancy Adkins

  8. Keith Jeffries on April 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    The Dixie community has lost one of its greats and personally for me I have lost my farming encyclopedia, Jim will be missed by many. I will miss knocking on the door and hearing that roar come from inside the house NOBODIES HOME that was the signal to come in. We all have lots of good memories that he has left us with. God Bless all of you. Keep your head up PUMPKIN. John 3:16

  9. Tina (Rackers) Sellner on April 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Lori, Rhonda, and families,
    I am so sorry to read about your father. Please know that I am praying for you. He was very supportive when you were in high school.

  10. SSM Hospice on April 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Thinking of you during this difficult time and knowing God will give you comfort and strength for tomorrow — Your friends at SSM Hospice

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