Jimmie Brotherton

Jimmie D. Brotherton, 74, of Grandview, MO passed away 7/4/09 at Carondelet Manor. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, 7/8/09 at Leavenworth Nat’l Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS. Mr. Brotherton was born 5/8/1935 in Webb City, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents; George & Addie (Mundy) Brotherton, brothers Bill and Richard Brotherton. Survivors include his wife, Judy, daughters Sherri (Guy) Lofton, Kathy Dupont and Patsy Mitchell; sons Dale (Carole) Brotherton and Rick Brotherton; former wife and mother of his children Barbara Brotherton; grandchildren, Shelly Brotherton, Mark Kincaid, Collin Beck, Joe Dupont, Jason Dupont, Sarah Dupont, Jimmy Brotherton, Jasper Mitchell, Shannon Mitchell and 4 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Northcare Hospice.

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  1. Laura Sachen on July 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm


  2. Therese Allinder on July 6, 2009 at 2:05 pm


  3. Carrie Lehew on July 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    My thoughts are with you all.



  4. Sherri on July 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm


  5. Dick Mitchell on July 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Sherri and Guy,
    So sorry to hear of Jimmie’s passing. As we had talked before, relocations for the elderly are difficult for them.
    Thinking of your family,
    Mitch



  6. Geraldine Walker on July 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    May all the survivers find comfort and peace in these trying times. God be with you all.



  7. Jenny Bryan on July 7, 2009 at 12:48 am

    We are very sorry for your recent loss. He will be greatly missed.



  8. Dan & Nancy Roe on July 7, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Jim, You will be missed. Your gentle nature will not be forgotten. We know you are at peace.



  9. Stephanie Henry on July 7, 2009 at 7:02 am


  10. Janet Malena on July 7, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Judy, Steve and I are saddened by Jim’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers.



  11. Lynda Davis on July 7, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Judy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend. Jim was a great guy.



  12. Tracy Taraski on July 7, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Such a great guy. Thinking of you all in these times.



  13. John R Flanagan on July 7, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I’ve never met the man personally,but Judy told me many times via e-mail he was a swell person. May He rest with God.



  14. Chris Beullens on July 7, 2009 at 9:28 am

    To Judy and the Brotherton Family;
    I am very sorry to hear of Jims passing. I’ve known Jim since I was a kid, and always enjoyed visiting with him. He always had a hand shake and a smile when ever he greeted me. I will always have fond memories of Jim. My condolences to the family.
    Rest in Peace Jim.



  15. Sheryl Rowe on July 7, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Judy
    my heart and prayers are with you. Jimmy from reading your e mail was a good man. I know you will miss him. I do mine and its only been 2 months and 2 days today sense I’ve lost Wayne.
    May God be with you my friend. Hugs Sheryl



  16. Patsy on July 7, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    To the Brotherton Family what can i say except that a great man has passed he was a loving husband, father and friend. He accpeted 2 girls as his own and raised them both as his own. He tought us so much in life that words can never explain the love we had for this man he was a true dad and grandpa who loved his family and always was their for you when you needed him. He always knew the right thing to say to bring a smile to your face when sad or laughter when needed I will truly miss the man i called dad and will forever carry him in my heart with love. Thank you Jim for being the dad i needed in my life I will truly miss you and forever you will be in my prayers.



  17. Kathy Altis on July 8, 2009 at 1:10 am

    When you apply enough pressure to a rock over time you will get a diamond. Jim did not have it easy with us at first but over time he became a diamond to me. See Jim and I had a different relationship, and that is a side I want to share with you. In the last few years he and I spent some unique time together, he never liked it when I went to my cleaning. He insisted on helping however he could from cleaning out the regrigerator to vacuuming the house or sometimes just folding the laundry. When he would get tired I just gave him a task I knew would not be taxing but let him still do what he loved to do. So papertowel and window cleaner in had he would clean the glass on the coffe table. We would spend evenings at the patio door wide open (if not outside) watching the lightening across the sky, listen to the thunder and wonder if the storm would come our way , north or south. We would somtimes sit on the front porch doing the same thing if the storm was to the east. During foruth of July we would sit out until 1am just in amazement at how the fireworks would go on for so many hours and how could people afford such a display. Going back in time when time when they lived in the mobile home I would always get a kick out of “lets fix something” as it almost always ended in “kathy I can’t get ____ to work” I would jump in fix it and then those magic words “I hate it when she does that how did she get it to work” We would sit and laugh. Some days we would just be in the same room watching an old movie and talk about John Wayne, or the rat pack and talk about how great the movies were from the time they were made. I always loved our days at the lake, from evenings trying to get a fire going to packing the car to head out on Fridays down 71 highway. Oh and don’t forgetthe black and white TV so he would not miss a Royals game!Some of you will love the memory of the skiing trips on Stockton. Learn the hand signals! Thumbs up meant speed up, thumbs down meant slow down, and a graceful slice accross the neck with you hand meant cut it I am done! For me all I could think about was please don’t let me crash as I take this one hand off to make the signal to stop! All I can do is smile at the days of the strikes with the meat cuters union and the delivery of beer to the picket sight or the team baseball games where I was the bat girl in white jeans and red shirt! I love Jim always have and always will. So I send him to his place as a diamond riding in the boat, swimming in the water on the cushion with beer in hand, or fishing, or just laughing around the fire with family and friends who left before him and those who will follow in time. You have been my Dad and my friend!



  18. Kathy Altis on July 8, 2009 at 1:35 am

    When you apply enough pressure to a rock, over time you will get a diamond. Jim did not have it easy with us at first but over time he became a diamond to me. See Jim and I had a different relationship, and that is a side I want to share with you. In the last few years he and I spent some unique time together, he never liked it when I went to do my cleaning. He insisted on helping however he could, from cleaning out the refrigerator to vacuuming the house or sometimes just folding the laundry. When he would get tired I just gave him a task, I knew would not be taxing but let him still do what he loved to do. So papertowel and window cleaner in hand he would clean the glass on the coffe table. We would spend evenings at the patio door wide open (if not outside) watching the lightening across the sky, listen to the thunder and wonder if the storm would come our way , north or south. We would somtimes sit on the front porch doing the same thing if the storm was to the east. During fourth of July we would sit out until 1am just in amazement at how the fireworks would go on for so many hours and how could people afford such a display. Going back in time when they lived in the mobile home I would always get a kick out of “lets fix something” as it almost always ended in “kathy I can’t get ____ to work” I would jump in fix it and then those magic words “I hate it when she does that how did she get it to work” We would sit and laugh. Some days we would just be in the same room watching an old movies and talk about John Wayne, or the rat pack and talk about how great their movies were from the time they were made. I always loved our days at the lake, from evenings trying to get a fire going to packing the car to head out on Fridays down 71 highway(long lines of traffic). Oh and don’t forget the black and white TV so he would not miss a Royals game!Some of you will love the memory of the skiing trips on Stockton Lake. Learn the hand signals! Thumbs up meant speed up, thumbs down meant slow down, and a graceful slice accross the neck with your hand meant cut it I am done! For me all I could think about was please don’t let me crash as I take this one hand off to make the signal to stop! All I can do is smile at the days of the strikes with the meat cuters union and the delivery of beer to the picket sight or the team baseball games where I was the bat girl in white jeans and red shirt! I love Jim always have and always will. So I send him to his place as a diamond riding in the boat, swimming in the water on the cushion with beer in hand, fishing, or just laughing around the fire with family and friends who left before him and those who will follow in time. You have been my Dad and my friend!



  19. deedee on July 8, 2009 at 6:10 am

    I loved working with Jim . you were the best.I miss you and always will .So sorry for the loss of you .



  20. Katie Sisil on July 8, 2009 at 8:09 am

    I am deeply saddened by Jim’s passing. He was one of the bright lights here in Kansas City that no matter how far away from my small town roots I was always made me feel warm and welcome. His laugh was infectious and the times that I spent with him will always be treasured memories.
    My love and my sympathies to his children loosing a parent at any age is never easy.
    God’s Speed



  21. Gina on July 8, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I loved working with Jimmie. I miss him dearly when he retired. Lots of love and prayers. God be with you and your family.



  22. Samson Adoghe on July 10, 2009 at 12:34 am

    I have never get to met him personaly but i have heard alot of good this about him,i really wish i could meet him befor he left ths planet,i pray that God almighty put him in a perfect place with him,Amen



  23. Samson Adoghe on July 10, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I have never get to meet him personaly but i have heard alot of good things about him,i really wish i could meet him before he left ths planet,i pray that God almighty put him in a perfect place with him,Amen



  24. Judy Brotherton on August 16, 2009 at 8:56 am

    “THANKS” TO ALL WHO SIGNED JIMS guest book. Your thoughts are appreciated and treasured. Yes Jim was a great guy, Never mean spirited or selfish. He always insisted on doing the right thing. He treasured his friends, and family. He never tried to be better than some one else, Never wanted to take advantage of others. Jim loved his beer, and that did cause problems, but when he stopped drinking I saw the most wonderful person, Why did he hide under all that beer. I will miss him taking my hand in the middle of the night or giving me a hugg. Jim always gave me an “I Love you” and “Thank You for doing that for me”. Guys; take a lesson from Jim. He never wanted anything; I had to force him to go buy things for himself, but he was never stingy about someone else. Iloved our “dates” when we just left the house, even if we lived alone, went to a restaurant or to have a drink and discuss lifes important things.
    Our life at Lake Stockton, A whole different world. We made so many memories. Jims favorite; finding a huge cooler floating in the lake, full of beer, drinks food the term ” Box Lunch” took on a whole new meaning.
    Then finding the owner 5 years later! ! Jim insised on taking the owner a 12 pack. Jim had a great sense of humor, He named all our animals he just instinctivly knew what name would fit. I still have not named my new bird, I am still waiting for Jim to name her.
    Again: thank you all for your tributes, We love you all.



  25. Peggie on August 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Jim never ceased to amaze me. if he answered the phone when I called, he always knew it was me, without me saying. always wanted to chat for a few minutes. such a wonderful friend and truly wonderful person. Jim will truly be missed.



  26. Jenni Fox on August 16, 2009 at 12:37 pm


  27. Adoghe Samson on June 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I have never get to met him personaly but I have heard alot of good this about him,I really wish I could meet him befor he left ths planet,I pray that God almighty put him in a perfect place with him,Amen



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