McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO


James Maynard Skinner

February 19, 1969March 9, 2020

James Maynard Skinner, 51, Kansas City North, passed away comfortably and peacefully on March 9, 2020 at home in the presence of his soul mate.

Visitation is from 4:30 – 6:00 PM Friday, March 13th, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel. Funeral Mass is 10:00 AM Saturday, March 14th at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, burial in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to a charity of choice.

Jim was born February 19, 1969 to Leary and Marcia (Frantze) Skinner in Great Lakes, IL. He lived most of his life in Kansas City. Jim graduated from St. Charles Borromeo School, St. Pius X High School and from UMKC School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. Jim enjoyed working with his hands with various horticultural projects. He was a talented artist, poet and writer. Jim was also a virtuoso of music and believed there was no purpose in life without it.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Leary Skinner; his brother, Michael Skinner; grandparents; uncle; and friends. Survivors include his soul mate and love of his life, Beth Brooks; his mother, Marcia Skinner; sister, Christina Ebert; nieces, Savannah and Abigail Ebert, Sydney Brooks, Emily Brooks, , Skylar Brooks, Murray Page; and nephews, Jackson Brooks, Chester Brooks and Lewis Page; beloved in-laws, friends and extended family.


  • Beth Brooks, Soul mate and love of his life
  • Marcia Skinner, Mother
  • Christina Ebert, Sister
  • Savannah and Abigail Ebert, Nieces
  • Sydney Brooks, Emily Brooks, Skylar Brooks, Nieces
  • Murray Page, Niece
  • Jackson Brooks, Chester Brooks and Lewis Page, Nephews

  • Andy Page, Pallbearer
  • Jason Brooks, Pallbearer
  • John Brooks, Pallbearer
  • Corey Hampton, Pallbearer
  • Roger Morley, Pallbearer
  • Shawn Brady, Pallbearer
  • Jackson Brooks, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 14, 2020


James Maynard Skinner

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Theresa Skinner

March 12, 2020

Marcia and Christy,
I’m sorry to hear about Jimmy,
He was a good soul, Jimmy always had away to make me smile !
My thoughts and prayers are with you

Theresa Skinner

Sam Allen

March 11, 2020

Very sorry for your loss. I lost touch with Jimmy after our 8th grade year - but I ran into him when we were about 17 and had a great time catching up. I believe he had a Buick Grand National and every time I see one of those cars I think of him. God bless.
— Sam Allen

Barbara Blando

March 11, 2020


We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless,
Manuel, Al, Barbara and Apollonia Blando

Teresa Hendrickson

March 11, 2020

Marcia, I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Teresa Hendrickson

Christy Ebert

March 10, 2020

Jim, I will miss you forever and love you always!!
Love, your little sis

Matt Steindl

March 10, 2020

Jim.... you were one of a kind. We explored the depths of music, art and mental expansion on level 11. I don’t even know where to start. Let’s just say that we tore the world up and flamed bright. I will miss you. UR truly my brother. Travel peacefully with a great soundtrack playing in your kick ass car.