James H. “Jim” Warner, 86, of Topeka, passed away on December 6, 2020 at Plaza West Care Center.
He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 18, 1934 the son of Raymond A. and Marie M. (Gippner) Warner.
Jim was a 1951 graduate of the De La Salle Military Academy and attended the Seminary in Carthage, Missouri.
He served in the Army National Guard.
Jim was President and Co-Owner of City Glass and Mirror until his retirement. He began his career at Whelan’s Lumber Company.
He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church where he sang in the Resurrection Choir. He enjoyed fishing, reading, watching tv, and traveled extensively in the United States and abroad.
Jim married LaVon M. Straub at St. Joseph Church in Flush, Kansas on August 27, 1955. She survives. He is also survived by four children; Christine Schroeder of Nashville, TN, Cynthia Martin of Topeka, Caroline (John) Parker of Colorado Springs, CO and Carrie (Scott) Thompson of Topeka, five grandchildren, Brandi, Adam, Katelyn, Justin and Breanna, two great grandchildren; Mariah and Ashley, and a sister Betty Solomon of Kansas City, MO and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Raymond Warner, Patricia Wray, Rosemary Wessling, Doris Frederick, Kathleen Morgan, Joanne Stadler and Virginia Wessling.
Jim will lie in state at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Thursday, December 17th after 2:00 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 18th. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Elara Hospice, or the Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity, and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603.
Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.