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James Joseph Grant
October 14, 1948 ~ July 1, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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James Joseph Grant, 74, of Scammon, Kansas, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2023 at Via Christi Village.
He was born October 14, 1948 at Pittsburg, Kansas, the son of Joe and Gertrude (Pargen) Grant. He attended grade school in Scammon and St. Rose in Columbus. He graduated from Columbus High School in Columbus. He went to Pittsburg State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Jim joined the VISTA Volunteers of America for one year and worked in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. He then served in the Peace Corp for three years, teaching college in South Korea, followed by serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1974 until he was honorably discharged in 1977.
Mr. Grant lived in Omaha for forty years, marrying the love of his life, Dolly. They were married for 20 years before she passed away from cancer. He moved back to Scammon to live with his sister Ann after her husband passed away.
He was employed in Insurance sales with the Mutual of Omaha insurance company.
Membership was held in the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon, where he was a devoted Altar boy for years. Jim loved music and to read, reading over 1000 books.
Survivors include three sisters, Ann Everitt and Betty Jansen both of Scammon, Kansas and Sr. Mary Josetta Grant of Clyde, Missouri; and several cousins, Julie Brixey and her husband, Jack of El Paso, TX, Mary Guinn and her husband, Terry of Joplin, Mo, Josetta Bayless and her husband, Bill of Carthage, MO, Melinda Dever and her husband, Dewayne of Houston, TX, Harold Willard and his wife, Roxanne of Reeds, MO, and Johna Dixon of Houston, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a half-brother. Fr. Mario Gramlich.
A parish rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, (July 10) at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. on Monday (July 10) with Fr. Jeremy Huser as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Bridget’s Cemetery in Scammon, Kansas. Online condolences can be left at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary.