Sunday, July 9, 2017

James B. Nutter's final resting place: EAST OF TROOST! Visitation/ aka wake: Wed. 5-8pm, Unity Temple on Plaza. Funeral, Thurs.10a at Country Club Christian, 6101 Ward Pkwy. McGilley's Midtown coordinating

This just in--
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.

All these key Dems expected to be at Nutter's visitation and funeral this week--
Jaxco Commissioner Scott Burnett, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, (x/help!), 
Commissioner Theresa Garza and far right (LOL only in photos, never in opinions!) 
former regl dir, Dept of Energy and now campaign coach Mary O'Halloran. 
Dem Chair Lonnie Shalton, James B Nutter and world traveller Rita Leifhelm--last summer at the services for
Hila B "Dutch" Newman.  

One of a kind mouth of the Third District, former state rep and KCMO Councilwoman Carol Coe
attended Dutch Newman's services last summer, and is expected at James B Nutter's grand send-off,
this Wed. July. 12 at Unity and Thurs J. 13th @ Country Club Christian,
and then to proudly welcome Nutter to his final resting place, EAST of Troost!
Former mayor backed by Nutter, Richard Berkley, and former Congressional staffer Jan Hodgson,
with photo of Dutch Newman and Hillary Clinton, at Dutch's funeral last July.
This is a rare photo--since usually Berkley TAKES 400 photos a week!
Expect to see him at Nutter's visitation Wed. at 5pm, Unity and the funeral, Thurs. at 10am at Country Club Christian.

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.)

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--
6901 Troost.

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.

1 comment:

  1. As a businessman with fairly conservative fiscal views, I had the utmost respect for James Nutter. His liberal political views were well known and he supported those views by walking what he talked. He was a wealthy man living a middle class lifestyle and giving generously to others in need. He was truly a saint!


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