James Lester “Jim” Brower, 68, of Pleasant Hill, was born December 23, 1954, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of James Eldridge and Rosemary Elizabeth (Reffitt) Brower. He departed this life peacefully Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at his home surrounded with love and family.
On August 31, 1988, he was united in marriage to Celia Lucia Nuñez in Lima, Peru.
Jim was employed at the Labconco Corporation, a laboratory equipment supplier in Kansas City until retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Kingsville Seventh Day Adventist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting, working on cars, and gun collecting.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Justin Brower; one daughter, Erica Newton; and one brother, Raymond Brower.
He is survived by his wife, Celia of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Melissa (and Ryan) Hocker of Kansas City, and Sarah (and Ryan) Tyler of Pleasant Hill; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Jeff Brower, of Lenexa and Terry Brower, of Excelsior Springs; two sisters, Charlene Brower of Sedalia and Lora Konrad of Knob Noster; as well as other relatives and friends.
Visitation and funeral services were held Sunday, January 29, 2023, at the Kingsville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Pastor Alan Harvey officiated. Interment was in the Strasburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ryan Hocker, Craig Wells, Kevin Reynolds, Ivan Nuñez, Dennis Nuñez, and Luigi Cruz.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Novus LifeCare Hospice for the nursing care they provided to keep Jim comfortable in the last months of his life.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kingsville Seventh Day Adventist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.StanleyEdenburn.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550