Jimmy Stithem 1969-2022 (UPDATED WITH TIMES)
Jimmy L. Stithem, 52, of Lafayette, Colo., passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster, Colo.
He was born Oct. 2, 1969, in Topeka, the son of Myron and Geraldine Gooderl Stithem. He graduated from Royal Valley High School in Hoyt in 1988 and received his bachelor’s degree in education from Washburn University.
Jimmy was a jack-of-all trades and had operated his own landscaping and small engine repair businesses.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his partner, Kim King, of the home; his mother, Geraldine “Gerri” Stithem, Hoyt; two brothers, Jerry Stithem (Rhonda), Jetmore, and Jeff Stithem (Brenda), Hoyt; two sisters, Myra Stithem, Hoyt, and Kim Gerety (Thad), Topeka; two nephews, five nieces, five great-nephews and seven great-nieces. He was “Papa” to Bethany Pfeiffer and Ryan Pfeiffer’s four children. He is also survived by many relatives and friends that were loved like family by Jimmy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Northland Christian Church in Topeka. Burial will follow in Hoyt Cemetery. Mr. Stithem will lie in state after 9:30 a.m. at the church. Family and friends will meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Stithem Memorial Fund, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 280, Hoyt, KS 66440. Online condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com