James “Jim” Warren Vantuyl

Celebration of Life gathering for James “Jim” Warren Vantuyl, 67, Lawrence, KS, will be held at his home from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Burial at Memorial Park Cemetery will be at a later date. James passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at LMH Health.

James was born on December 26, 1953 in Monett, Missouri, the son of Warren “Bo” and Alice (Mustain) Vantuyl.

He was the owner of Vantuyl Motors and later Vantuyl Auto Center.

He married Brenda Sue Hull on April 26, 1986 in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his two sons, Dustin Vantuyl, Perry, KS, Cody Vantuyl, Lawrence; two daughters, Amber (Jeff) Wilks, Baldwin City, KS, Shanna Vantuyl, Gladstone, MO; six grandchildren, Christopher, Baileigh, Coltaun, Elijah, Gavin, Jordan, and three sisters, Jan McConnell, Jeanie Douthitt, both of Florida, and Kerri Morgison, Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in James’ name to the James Vantuyl Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

13 Condolences

  1. Mark Umholtz on June 30, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I always enjoyed stopping by Jim’s car lot, when he wasn’t busy, and catching up on everything that was going on in Lawrence. He always seemed to know what every body was up to in town. I meet Jim in 6th grade and we became friends then, and stayed friends through out the years.

    To Brenda and Jim’s family, I extend my condolences on Jim’s passing and hope you take some solace in that Jim was good man and a good friend. He will be missed.



  2. Sheryl Wilhelm on July 1, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Dick and I were so very sorry to hear about Jim. So many good memories of time at lake and trip to Nassau. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brenda and family at this time.



  3. Julie Rea on July 6, 2021 at 1:36 am

    I worked with Shanna at East Heights quite a few years ago. So sorry for your family’s loss. I hope the comfort from others helps during your time of mourning. God bless.



  4. Julie Rea on July 6, 2021 at 1:39 am

    Although I never met your dad, his smile in the picture shows he was friendly and a people person and did a good job with you, Shanna. Again, God bless.



  5. Nancy Gill on July 6, 2021 at 8:50 am

    I worked with Shanna at Pinckney in Lawrence. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. May good memories bring you peace, Shanna.



  6. John Grimes on July 6, 2021 at 9:49 am

    To the family that was like family to me and mine. Jimmy and I had a lot of years together as friends he was a damn good man and someone I considered family. Due to health issues both of us hadn’t been able to get together as much as I wanted over the last few years. But the times I did get to see him and Brenda were always good. From the Grimes family we are so sorry to see Jimmy leave us and we send our love to Brenda and the boys.



  7. James Black on July 6, 2021 at 10:21 am

    You will be greatly missed. A friend for over 40 years.



  8. Sally Cool on July 7, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Hi Brenda and family. I just wanted to let you know that I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I didn’t know him personally, but , working for years with Brenda at Allen Press, I know he was loved so much. Brenda, I am sending you a big, long hug!



  9. Sandra Quinlan on July 9, 2021 at 10:41 am

    I didn’t know Jim but had the pleasure of working with Shanna at Pinckney. Condolences on your loss. I am so sorry.



  10. David Moskowitz on July 9, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Jim was an outstanding friend and father figure. I will miss him for the rest of my life. Deepest condolences to B and the kids. Miss you guys.



  11. Kathleen Draskovich on July 9, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Jim and Brenda along with their kids and extensive animal family were the best neighbors I have ever had across the street from me on Penn. St. and E. 22nd Terrace. Always lots of action and fun. Brenda and I would both be gardening past dark on weekends with the help of flashlights. Good memories. God bless, Brenda.



  12. Ralena McCurdy on July 10, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I hope time and pryers help your family heal.



  13. Larry Mayfield on July 10, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Brenda…Sorry for your loss …Jimmy was a great friend…always had a good time with him…I can’t remember hearing a negative word about anybody…always found some humor in bad situations and I gladly participated in those times…He always treated me with respect….which was always reciprocated with same…Much regret not communicating in recent years..These are difficult times I know….Please reach out to me….Sorry I couldn’t be there today……I’m sure my phone msg. explained….would love to here from you…..Larry Mayfield



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