OBITUARY

James "Jimmy" Michael Monroe

December 29, 1979April 28, 2021
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James "Jimmy" Michael Monroe, age 41, Son, Dad, Pop Pop, Friend and Funny Man of Wichita, formerly of Salina, was born December 29, 1979 and moved on to the spirit in the sky April 28, 2021. He passed away unexpectedly, he did have underlying health conditions. He attended school in Wichita until his sophomore year then attending Bennington High School.

To say he loved his family especially his own "BROOD" is an understatement. He was an avid sports fan...Especially his beloved Kansas City Chiefs, KC Royals, Kansas Jayhawks, and the Wichita Thunder. He loved the holidays especially Halloween and Christmas. If there was a family gathering he was there. He spent his free time watching sports, watching cop shows (his new fav) The First 48 hours, going to the Casino (not always a good idea), doing things with his children. When he was with his children Jimmy glowed with happiness (well, most times, we all know that feeling.) Jimmy could have been a standup comic. He was witty, funny, and charismatic (he gets that from his mother.) He was very bright, mechanically inclined, he could build, make, or fix almost anything (he gets that from his dad.) Most of Jimmy's adult life was spent in the construction business, the majority as a foreman to his father's residential construction company, and most recently with Mertz Construction as a window and door installer.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Jim Monroe (Hazel) of Coldwater, Kansas, maternal grandparents Tom (Sue) Hines of Wichita. He is survived by his father Mike (Penny) Monroe of Salina, mother Pamela Cutler of Wichita, Stepfather Mike Wiemerslage also of Wichita, brother Matt Monroe of Pagosa Springs, CO, children Kiersten (Monroe) Schmitt (Logan), grandson Parker Logan, granddaughter on the way Lennox Julia all of Salina, James Michael II, Jackson James, Mason Matthew and step daughter Nevaeh Griffin now all of Salina, several aunts, uncles (including a special bond with uncle Mike Hines), many, many, many did I say many ? cousins including his "ride or die" cousin Lindsay Plunk, Tiffany Hull (mother of Kiersten) Tara (mother of James, Jackson and Nevaeh) and Angela Monroe (mother of Mason).

His celebration of life service will be held on May 15, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Lakeview Funeral home at 12100 E 13th St N, Wichita, Kansas.

As much as Jimmy loved his family, he left room in his heart for the Kansas City Chiefs! To celebrate Jimmy’s life and his favorite team, please feel free to wear your Kansas City Chiefs gear to Jimmy’s service. For those of you who just can’t bear the loss of Jimmy and having to don Chiefs gear, he also loved the Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas City Royals as well as our own Wichita Thunder, and would love to have you represent them at this send-off as well.

Memorials may be given in Jimmy's memory to Ronald McDonald House, 551 N. Hillside St #100, Wichita, Kansas 67214, Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation, 160 Alamo Plaza, Suite 499, Alamo, CA 94507 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MyLakeviewFuneralHome.com for his family.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

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Ronda Schauf

May 9, 2021

I have not seen Jimmy since he was a child. I remember everyone all would meet up and Ed and Dee's house. I wanted to say I am so sorry for all of you to experience this loss of Jimmy at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and children.

Andrea Monroe-Mitchell

May 4, 2021

Pam, Mike & Penny, and Jimmies children- I have no words to express how sad I am for you all. Unfortunately I dont have a lot of memories but the one I do have I have never forgotten. Aunt Pam was piercing my ears, it would've been 1983ish, and Jimmie was determined to spray me in the face with his water gun the whole time. I didn't know rather to cry about my ears or yell because of the water. Through the years our families have all gone separate ways but I wanted you all to know I love you all and you haven't left my mind. Pam, you helped me so much when mom was sick. Mike & Penny you made me feel so special when you came to the memorial service. Wish I knew what to do for you all to return the favor and ease your pain.

Andre Hull

May 2, 2021

I have alot of memories with James whether it be on the field or going to a ku basketball game chiefs or Royals!! Never a dull moment with James! He would make everyone laugh extremely hard and that is what i will miss the most

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