Mass of Christian Burial for James “Jim” Charles O’Toole, 84, Lawrence will be held 10 am Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. He died February 10, 2013 at Brandon Woods.
He was born on January 17, 1929 in Jewell County, KS the son of John F. and Grace E. (Mallam) O’Toole. He served in the US Army.
Jim was a graphic arts compositor for the Lawrence Journal World for 37 years. He retired in 1992.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the 3rd and 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus.
He married Martha Jean Reagan on May 31, 1954, in Columbus, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include daughter, Kathleen Jones, Omaha, Nebraska, her children, Caroline, Jonathan and Jamie Jones; son, Patrick O’Toole, Lawrence, his children, Brian and Kelly O’Toole; son, Michael O’Toole and wife, Jennifer, Wheaton, Illinois, their children, Reagan, Molly, Maggie and Reilly O’Toole; sister, Dorothy M. Hutchins, Idaho Falls, Idaho and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Ray, Clarence, Paul, Harold and Leo and one sister, Irene Durland.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday, February, 13, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. A parish rosary will be said at 7 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
I am so very sorry for your loss of Jim. He was a wonderful man and you and Jim were blessed with many happy years of married life and beautiful children and grandchildren.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Jean and family. Sorry to hear that Uncle Jim has passed. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Love to all of you. Theresa Bentz
Dear Aunt Jean, Kathleen, Pat, and Mike, I’m sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. My prayers are with all of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts. My love to all of you. Rosanna Kyle
Dear, Jean, my former colleague at Lawrence High School. I am sorry to hear of your loss and will remember you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. Jerry Denning
Dear Jean, my former colleague at Lawrence High School. I am sorry for your loss. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.
Dear Mrs. O’Toole,
I am so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Know that you will be in my thoughts.
God Bless you and your family at this time.
Dear Jean and family,
so sorry for youre loss of husband father and grandfather. I know how hard it will be for a long time. I will have you all in my prayers.
Dear Jean and family. Sorry to hear that Uncle Jim has passed. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Love to all of you Elaina Westgard
You and Jim made us feel so welcomed when we moved here.
You will be in our prayers.
Wilbur and Betty
Mike and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
-Your friends at Pigott
Dear Jean and family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dear Jean & family. I’m so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was such a nice man to be around, and I know he enjoyed life to the fullest. You must have fantastic memories to give you joy & comfort.
Jean I am so sorry for your loss of Jim, I have many memories sharing with Jim about the old days when printing was still a Art. Mick Schurer
Dear Jean & Family
I was sorry to read of Jim’s passsing, but know he is now in a better place and without
We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
I was so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest sympathy and love to you all,
Vicki & Tony Bechard
I have many fond memories of years past. I’ll never forget the day Jim showed me how your dog Bogey could speak and then WHISPER! You are in my thoughts, and I will always treasure the kindness you and Jim displayed to my family as longtime neighbors.
Our sympathy to the O’Toole family and friends on the loss of Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Chris Dropinski, on behalf of all of us at GreenPlay.
I am sorry for your loss of James, May God grant you the peace and comfort only He can give during the days to come.
Life is full of coincidences and this is one. I don’t expect you to remember me but your father and mine were good friends in Columbus Kansas and I remember your dad when I was a kid growing up with some vague membories of his daughters.
I read about Jame’s death in the Seneca Kansas paper and immediately made the connection.
I have been gone from Columbus for many years having lived in Seneca for over 50 years now. Sometimes it’s quite interesting the web fate weaves.
Anyway, God bless you and your family today, tomorrow and in the days and weeks ahead.