A. James “Jim” Lemon


A. James “Jim” Lemon, 75, passed away November 2, 2010, at his home after battling cancer.

Mr. Lemon was born October 5, 1935, in West Virginia, to Camille and Audra Aven Lemon with his two brothers and six sisters. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. While stationed in Arizona he met Barbara Ray. He & Barbara married on April 1,1959 in Yuma, AZ and returned to West Virginia where he worked for Dansers Sheet Metal in Parkersburg. Jim joined the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 2 in 1962.  After an honorable discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1963, they moved to Lawrence, KS where he worked for Lawrence Paper Company. He started working at Standard Asbestos in 1963 and in 1964 they moved to Kansas City, KS. Later he became a sheet metal worker at J&L Sheet Metal. Jim received the 25-year Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 2 Union service pin in 1989, retired in 1992, and received the 40-year service pin in 2004. He and Barbara retired to Perry Lake, KS. 

Mr. Lemon is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Lemon; children, Terry & Doris Lemon, Duane & Jeannette Lemon, Bob & Lisa Lemon, and Pam Lemon & Jim Corbidge; and grandchildren, Michael, David, and Kellie Lemon; Chad, Laura, and Christina Walker; Megan Lemon; Kristin, Stephanie, and Matthew Lemon; Tyler Corbidge; great-granddaughter Keaton Walker.

Condolences can be sent to Barbara Lemon at: 11901 Riverview St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 6th at Wy Co Sports Assoc., 10100 Leavenworth Rd, KC, KS.


  1. Michael Lemon on September 29, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I’m missing you so much today! I know you are watching over our family still…love you & miss you! Love, Michael

  2. Fred and Milllie on November 6, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. May you find comfort in Gods love.

  3. Tammi Foster on November 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I only had the extreme pleasure of meeting Jim a few times. But during those times I witnessed the love this man had for his family…especially his grandchildren, or any child it would seem. I know how deeply you are feeling this loss but try to be grateful for the beautiful memories you have of him. My family’s prayers are with you at this time. Love to you all, Tammi and Warren Foster

  4. Terry and Doris on November 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I know we will miss him terriably but I know that it is a different loss for you Mom. Thank you for everything you have ever done for us and always remember he loved you.. He once told me that you were the light of his life. And we saw how much you loved him in the wonderful way you have taken care of hiim in his time of need. Love you and keep strong. Terry and Doris

  5. Christina Walker on November 4, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Jim will be missed by so many. One of the best men I know. Thank you for all the great memories. We all miss you very much.

  6. Bobby and Judy Schultz on November 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Dear Barb and family,
    We know you have special memories of Jim, keep them close and treasure them. We know he will be so missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Judy and Bobby

  7. Terry & Sharon Schultz on November 4, 2010 at 7:46 am

    To the Lemon Family, we know your hearts are so sad at this time. So many years of loving someone who has been such a big part of your lives. Barb, I don’t know your particular loss, but I know how important family is, and I know it is important to be with them and let the memories flow!

  8. Lisa Lemon on November 4, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Words cannot describe who Jim was. And so words also cannot describe the loss we are all feeling now. We miss you so much.

  9. David Lemon on November 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I’ll never forget the rides on the riding lawn mower, you eating fresh home grown tomatoes like they were apples, and drinking a bush light with salt.
    You were a very proud man. Proud of your family, work, and most of all your grand kids. Were always gonna miss you, but at least we have memories with truly the best grandpa in the world! And like you always said,
    ” Don’t start no shit won’t be no shit!” -Jim Lemon

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