James A. Mulkey
James A. Mulkey
  • April 20, 1941 - April 15, 2017
  • Lawrence, Kansas

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James A. Mulkey III, age 75, of Lawrence, KS, passed away on April 15, 2017. Visitation 3-5PM on Friday, Apr. 21, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial to be held privately at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Faye Irene Mulkey and his son James Kevin Mulkey.

He is survived by his daughter Cynthia Rae Walker (Richard) of Lawrence, KS, cousins Jo Ann Jones (Rick) of Raytown, MO, and Jerry Kirkpatrick (Gayle) of Independence, MO, sister-in-law Fran Pykiet of Augusta, KS, and brother-in-law Everett Bechtel of Belton, MO, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Southeast High School in 1959. He attended college at Kansas City College where he studied mathematics. His first career was in banking where he met his wife Faye. They were married after a 3 month whirlwind romance.

He moved into the insurance industry where he spent the rest of his career. He started in underwriting at Sentry Insurance, moving from there to claims, and then to sales management. Prior to his retirement in 2012, he was a vice president at Inter-Americas Insurance in Goddard, KS.

After his retirement, Jim enjoyed collecting and working with tools, as well as walking daily in his Augusta neighborhood. However, he was devoted most of all to his wife and children.

Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.

Arr.: Newcomer's Floral Hills, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, (816) 353-1218.