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Gladieux, James “Jimmy” Edward

Gladieux, James “Jimmy” Edward

March 26, 1949 — November 12, 2020

James Edward "Jimmy" Gladieux, 71, of Lee's Summit, passed away unexpectedly on November 12, 2020 at St. Joseph Medical Center, following complications from diabetes and kidney failure.

Jimmy was born March 26, 1949, in Chillicothe, MO, the eldest of five children of Edward Gladieux and Jane Ellen (Williams) Gladieux. His family moved to Kansas City, KS, when Jimmy was six years old and he graduated in 1967 from Turner High School. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Loyce Elaine Easter, on February 10, 1968. Jimmy's career as a bricklayer spanned four decades and he was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 15.

Along with his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby and Jon Dale Gladieux. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Loyce; children, Randi Pyle (Scott), Aaron Gladieux (Tina) and Jack Gladieux (Michelle); grandchildren, Hannah, Caitlin, Lauren, Colton, Jake, Ryan, Emilie and Josie; sisters, Brenda Maier and Cindy Sawyer (Ron); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Jimmy's life at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, November 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 pm at St. Columban Catholic Cemetery in Chillicothe, MO. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Jimmy’s life at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, November 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 pm at St. Columban Catholic Cemetery in Chillicothe, MO.

Gladieux, James “Jimmy” Edward's Guestbook

Loyce, we are sorry to hear about Jimmy. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. John and Nona Kirkpatrick


To all the family. I was saddened to learn about Jimmy today. It has been so hard to see each one of the family pass away through the years. A lot of sorrow and heartache has been endured by each and every one of you. I will be praying for God's healing hand to be on all of you in the days ahead. I have so many fun memories of Jimmy and Loyce to cherish. Love to you all. Donna

Donna (Sullivan) Gambrill

Our hearts are broken,and the tears are flowing. The memories we made on our bus trips with Band Day, and Show Choir!! The laughter we did. The pranks,and the jokes was fun times!! His laughter filled anywhere he was. Thank you for standing up with us at our Wedding!! We love you,and will miss you!! We will Cherish our memories!! Remember our moments!!

Dennis,and Cindy Pink

Aaron and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Brian and LaReina Cates

So sorry to hear about Gladieux passing. He was a heck of a guy. A long time ago spent many hours on and off the softball fields discussing the games. May God bless you Loyce and the family. RIP “Mr. Jimmy Gladieux”

Ron Maybell

Loyce and Family, I remember many good memories when you were my neighbors on Newton Drive in Overland Park. I am sorry for your loss, may God comfort the Gladieux family through this time of sorrow.

James Richter

We are at a loss of words!!! It is so difficult when you lose a dear friend. Our son Bub worked for Jimmy and had many good times. Richard and Jimmy spent many times hunting and fishing, and it was always a joy to have them at our home. God bless you Loyce & family we are just a phone call away, We will miss him dearly love you all & are very sorry for your loss

Richard & Phyllis Berry

We are sorry for you loss. We are sending prayers to the family's


I have several wonderful memories of Jimmy driving the bus for our school. So sorry for your loss.

Kyla Waters & Norborne Elementary

Loyce and family, We have so many wonderful memories of Jimmy. Sure going to miss him. Always remember how much he loved his family? Tina and Paul.

Tina Merrill

So sorry for your loss. We used to sit and talk to Jimmy when Gabe and Jake were playing baseball thru Carrollton team. Feel badly for Jake and Emily.

KJ & Cynthia Rogers

My heart is broken and I wish I could be there in person but I’m always there in thought and prayer. I love you sweetie. Mom

LaLonde Easter

Loyce, I'm so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Love to you and your family, you are all in my prayers.

Belinda McGeeney

Loyce, Praying for God to wrap His loving arms around you and your entire family. So sorry for your loss. Memories of you both at THS. Will continue to pray for comfort in the coming days ahead. He's home with the Lord

Ginger Brown Gulley

Loyce and family, we are both so sorry for your loss. Our prayer is that God will be with you and comfort you through your time of sorrow. Your memories with Jimmy will be held in your heart forever. God bless!

Carl & Judy Roach

Loyce and Family. It hardly seems possible that it was 52 years ago that we celebrated your wedding. Thank you for all the precious memories of events that shaped all our lives. Jimmy and I made and shared so many memories it is impossible for me to express what he has meant to me and I am so sorry that we drifted apart as we went our own ways in life. I will miss my "LITTLE BROTHER".

Gary G. Welborn

So sorry for your loss Randi. May Gods peace be with you, your Mom and all of the family. May he rest in Gods arms.

Patricia Brennecke’s

RIP Jimmy. We will meet again. May God have his arms around you and bless you in his Heaven. Love and peace to Loyce and family. 🙏🙏💕

Renee Bohrer

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