James Joseph Currier, Age :84
Apr 08,1936---Nov 16,2020

James Joseph Currier, 84, Overland Park, KS, died Monday, November 16, 2020, at St. Joseph Medical Center.  He was born April 8, 1936, at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, the son of Gregory and Gertrude Currier.  He attended the Old Cathedral Grade School and Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, KS.  He married the love of his life, Mary Anne Zinser on July 2, 1955, in St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Lansing, KS.

Jim was a manager with Allstate Insurance until retirement.  Jim enjoyed sports and officiated high school and college football.  After retirement, he enjoyed playing in a golf league.  Jim had friends that he kept in touch with from early school years.  Jim had a great sense of humor and thoroughly enjoyed life.  Family and friends meant the world to him.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Greg; sisters, Mary Ann Martin, Pat McCallum, and Anita Snedeker; and brother George Currier.

Jim is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Anne; two sons, James J. Currier Jr. (Jean), Joseph Currier (Kyetta).  He is also survived by six grandchildren; Jordan Currier (Amber), Brett Currier (Michelle), Grant Currier (Cheyenne), Corinne Currier, Cameron Currier, and Kynsee Roby and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Michael Currier (Vicky) of Corona, California; and many nieces and nephews.

A private family Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Overland Park, KS.  Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery Lenexa, KS.


Paul Ellis Nov 18 ,2020

Jim Jr.'s friend ,Bull Shoals ,Arkansas

Jim helped me when I graduated from college and did not know how to find a job. Jim invited me to visit him at Allstate and made sure I was offered a position when no one else would. He made me feel wanted.

Dolores Huffman Nov 18 ,2020

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Jim was a great friend to everyone. He will be truly missed. I’m so sorry for your loss. Bless this family.

Kyle Deere Nov 18 ,2020

Friend ,Lawrence ,Kansas

My sincere condolences to the Currier Family. My Mom always talked about Jim & Dad and the other LOA official's. Jim & George Medill were instrumental in getting me in the next generation of LOA official's. Sorry for your loss.. Kyle Deere

Jake & Janet Smith Nov 18 ,2020

Long time neighbor and class mate ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

A great friend and neighbor. Lot of fun memories, Glad we were able to call him our friend. See you in heaven!

Tom Sell Nov 18 ,2020

Business associate ,Overland Park, ,Kansas

I met Jim when I joined Allstate Insurance in 1972 as a Commercial Account Executive. While I left Allstate a few years later for a position with an independent insurance agency, I continued to see Jim at various insurance functions. A great guy and good friend - with a great smile! Marilyn and I will keep Jim and his family in our prayers.

Gregory W Martin Nov 18 ,2020

Nephew ,Marana ,Arizona

A truly wonderful Uncle, friend and family man. I will never forget his warm smile, friendly demeanor, sense of humor, and great stories. A kind soul has left us and he will be deeply missed by Terri and me. We will never forget him and our sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the family

John Scanlon Nov 18 ,2020

Friend ,Lansing ,Kansas

Mary Anne, I was so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. I have so many great memories, especially of those when Jim recruited me to play fast pitch softball with the old Eagles team over 50 years ago. Jim was a dear friend to all the Scanlon's. Please pass our sincere sympathy to your entire family. God bless. John & Donna Scanlon

Mary Scanlon Wheaton Nov 19 ,2020

Friend ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

So sorry to hear this. He was such a wonderful person and a great friend to our family. We always loved seeing him when he would stop by the shop, especially on St Patrick’s Day! He will be missed! Keeping you all in our prayers.

Dennis Duffin Nov 19 ,2020

Friend and co-worker ,Springfield ,Illinois

Mary Ann, Jim and Joe... I am so sad to see the death notice about Jim. I started officiating with Jim in 1973 and he was instrumental in getting me hired at Allstate in ’76. He was a great friend and co-worker. He was always one of most fun and entertaining guys around. Loved his stories and laugh. Had many’ many good times through the years... Heaven gained a good one! To the Currier family, condolences and sympathy - RIP Jimmy!

Colleen Scanlon Rogers Nov 19 ,2020

Friend ,Lansing ,Kansas

Oh Mary Ann, Rick and I are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. It was always a joy to see the two of you when you came to visit mom and dad! Jim had such an infectious smile and Rick always loved refereeing football with him! Love and prayers for you and your family! May he RIP!

Darryl & Kelly Duffin Nov 19 ,2020

Friends ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

My father and I would like to send our deepest condolences to Mary Ann and his children. We are truly sorry for your loss & we pray God wraps his arms around you & provides you love & comfort during these difficult days. My father has wonderful memories & all the fun times during their referring career. Too many to count. We are thinking of you all. Sincerely, Darryl & Kelly Duffin

Doug Reece Nov 19 ,2020

Coworker ,Jefferson City ,Missouri

Jim & I worked together at Allstate for many years. Jim had a great sense of humor and I still remember some of his stories even though both of us retired many years ago. Condolences and prayers for Mary Anne and the family.

Richard Clevenger Nov 19 ,2020

Friend ,Phoenix ,Arizona

My condolences to Jim's family. Jim was a very friendly person even though, as in my case, we were not close friends. It is an under statement to say Jim liked sports. He would have been a great football player had he not hurt his knee. However, people used to attend fast pitch softball games in Leavenworth just to see Jim hit one or more of those titanic homeruns from the leftside. Rest in peace Jim. Dick Clevenger Phoenix, AZ

Kathy Smith Nov 21 ,2020

Family Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Mary Ann and family, On behalf of the entire Kenny family we send our condolences. I remember many family reunions, St. Patty's day and other events in which we all celebrated. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you. May those wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time.

Jill Lee Nov 22 ,2020

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Jim was such a great man and he and Mary Ann were such great role models for a lot of us! The Currier family will miss him dearly😘

Theresa Vardiman Nov 24 ,2020

Former classmate ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

My most sincere sympathies for your loss. Hope the memories of all the many good years together will give you comfort. May our good Lord bless you.