James Lawrence Weis, Age :81
Apr 27,1939---Jul 12,2020

James Lawrence Weis, 81, Olathe, KS, passed away Sunday July 12, at his home, after a long and courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Due to the pandemic, there will be a Celebration of Life event scheduled at a later date. 

Jim was born April 27, 1939, in Quenemo, KS, to P.B. and Leona Weis. He grew up, and attended public school in Melvern, KS, and then attended Emporia State University achieving both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. He was a lifelong educator, both as a teacher and administrator, in many public school districts in Kansas. His favorite spots were the Junction City and Hiawatha school districts. Not only did he love his students, but he enjoyed mentoring many of the educators he worked with. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Lala Beth, and his first wife of 38 years, Myrna. Jim is survived by his wife of 15 years, Linda, his son Doug (Barb), and his stepchildren and their spouses, Doug (Shawn) Holiday, Juli (Chris) Jones, and Jim (Karla) Holiday, and his brother-in-law Jim Large. He is also survived by 12 step grandchildren, as well as two sisters-in-law Michele Barbian and Karen Greiling (Chris), three nieces, Lisa Brown, Tracy Sukup, and Megan Greiling and a nephew Nathan Greiling. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to City Union Mission (Kansas City, MO) or Harvesters – The Community Food Network (Kansas City, MO).

 

 



Condolences

Sharon Sharpe Jul 14 ,2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim for many years.

Sherry Bowlin Jul 15 ,2020

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

My heart goes out to Jim’s family. He was such a gracious man and will be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ulli Bohse-Jaspersen Jul 15 ,2020

exchange student 1982/83, daughter & friend ,Hamburg

I can't find words to express my deep sorrow and sadness about Jim's loss. My thoughts are with Linda and Doug and with their families. Jim was a wonderful person, a great human being and a generous man who believed in helping people through education. He was humorous, funny, open, thoughtful and interesting, always caring for others and for the people he loved. I will miss him deeply. Ulli

Patricia Bruce Jul 18 ,2020

Classmate ,Lawrence ,Kansas

I'm so sorry for your loss. Jim was always a pleasure to know, and he'll be missed. I hope all the good memories you have will bring youi comfort.

Patricia Bruce Jul 18 ,2020

Classmate ,Lawrence ,Kansas

I'm so sorry for your loss. Jim was always a pleasure to know, and he'll be missed. I hope all the good memories you have will bring youi comfort.

Linda McVey Jul 24 ,2020

Friend of Linda’s ,Leawood ,Kansas

My sincere condolences to you, Linda, and your family. Sending love, Skip (Linda)