James Albert Jefferies
April 17, 1936 ~ May 9, 2013 (age 77)
'Gentleman' Jim Jefferies was born April 17, 1936 to Orville and Audrey
Jefferies in Bedford, Iowa. He moved to Kansas
City, Missouri at the age of 11 and graduated from
Southeast High School.
Jim was in the mortgage
banking industry 30+ years and a professional
square dance caller 40+ years. He recorded 5
records and was active in various Callers
Associations throughout the years. He loved
square dance calling and taught several thousand
people to square dance as well as took hundreds
of dancers to the Ozarks annually for the "Ozark
Jim was a 32nd degree Master Mason
and a member of the Grandview Lodge, and the Abdallah Shrine of Kansas. He was also a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America as well as a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Jim accomplished many things in his life including those on his "bucket list", some of which included golfing, driving the "JO bus" and becoming 'Col.' Jim from the Missouri Auction School.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Barbara J. and brother Jerry C. Jim leaves behind his wife, Ardis of 25 years, brother: Jack, 5 children: Doug, Jim "Jimmy", John, David and Jessica along with 7 grandchildren. He will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association 3846 W 75th St., Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.