the fine folks at McGilley's Midtown are coordinating services for James B. Nutter Sr. Since a huge crowd is expected they selected two large venues.
|Major domo Jackson County Dem chair Lonnie Shalton, Senator Claire McCaskill, |
James B Nutter Sr and former staffer to Congresswoman Karen McCarthy,
Jan Hodgson, last summer at the funeral services for Hila B "Dutch" Newman.
|Dem Chair Lonnie Shalton, James B Nutter and world traveller Rita Leifhelm--last summer at the services for|
Hila B "Dutch" Newman.
WED. JULY 12
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W. 47th
This is a "visitation", rather than a formal religious ceremony.
Folks pass by the casket, (optional) then gather in small groups for refreshments and sharing of memories, informally. (Catholics call it a wake.)
THURS. JULY 13
10AM (Approx. one hour)
Country Club Christian
6101 Ward Parkway
This will be a formal church ceremony
with a program, a sign-in book, and list of key speakers and music.
Burial of the casket will be immediately after that, 11:30am, Forest Hill Calvary Cemetery--
So imagine that, folks! From a great man who loved and served and shaped the future of Jackson County his whole life:
A classic Jim Nutter move--he will be buried EAST OF TROOST!
Expect parking to be in short supply!
Our hometown funeral experts, McGilley's Midtown, did a sensational job last summer for Dutch Newman, who was celebrated and loved by so many of the same folks. Dutch's sendoff was at Visitation Catholic on Main. And of course, James B. Nutter was there--greeted in his wheelchair by all, photographed by me and of course, Mayor Dick Berkley. A who's who for Kansas City and Democrat politics. And a motorcycle patrol of 14 of Jackson County's finest men in blue.