James Callaway

Obituaries

October 17, 2019 - 3:07 PM

James “Jim” Roy Callaway, age 93, of Iola, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Windsor Place in Iola. Jim was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Humboldt, the son of Roy and Ola (Kinney) Callaway.

Jim graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and was stationed in Korea. 

Jim married Forcine L. Gibbons May 9, 1954, in Iola. This union was blessed with four sons and three daughters. Jim worked for the city of Iola power plant from 1954 to 1988. He also worked part time as a welder and mechanic.

Jim loved to garden and also help others with their gardens. He was an avid sports fan, especially KU basketball, Kansas City Royals, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Jim loved animals, especially his dogs.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Forcine; his parents; two sons, Steve Callaway and Jim Callaway; one brother, Dale Callaway, and one sister, Betty Sutterby.

Jim is survived by two sons, Joe Callaway of Iola, Jeff Callaway and wife Aimee of Iola; three daughters, Teresa Murphey and husband Ed of Iola, Carol Settlemyer and husband Rick of Colony, Melissa Scott of Shawnee; one brother, Robert Callaway, San Diego, Calif; 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Jim will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery, Iola.

Memorials in honor of Jim can be made to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (A.C.A.R.F) and the American Legion and may be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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