James “Jim” Marshall Streeter, age 91, a longtime resident of Fort Scott, KS, passed away early Saturday morning, Sept 5, 2020, at Girard Medical Center in Girard, KS.
He had been a resident of Presbyterian Village in Fort Scott for the last six months.
Jim was born on Aug 7, 1929, on a farm north of Prescott Kansas, to Andrew Leo and Cora Alice (Summers) Streeter.
He married Jessie Margie Dikeman on Dec 31, 1950, in Eureka Springs AR.
He attended schools in Linn and Miami counties in Kansas, East Wenatchee in Washington State and graduated in 1947 from Prescott High School.
He was drafted in the army in 1951 during the Korean Conflict, had basic training in Fort Chaffee, AR, and was stationed in Yokohama Japan for 18 months. He was a lifetime member of both the American Legion Post #25 and VFW Post #1165.
Jim was also a member of the First Baptist Church, Scottish Rite, and Rising Sun Lodge.
He enjoyed many sports including his favorite, basketball. Others were softball, boating, fishing, bowling, scouting, square dancing, golf, horseshoes and another favorite, the KC Royals.
After retiring from the Western Insurance Company after 38 ½ years, he enjoyed traveling to all 50 States, Mexico and Canada in their camper trailer, including many years as snowbirds in Texas and Arizona.
Survivors include Jessie, his wife of 69 years; a son, David Streeter and wife Debra, Carl Junction, MO; daughter Susan Kern and husband Steve, Loa, UT; six grandchildren, Chris, Kelsie, Jason, Angela, Nicholas and Wesley; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister Alice Hazelbaker and husband Norman, Redfield, KS; and one brother George and wife Linda of Ellisforde, WA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; five half-sisters; one half-brother; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Cheney Witt Chapel in Fort Scott on Friday Sept 11th at 11:30 am with burial to follow in the Fort Scott National Cemetery.
Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 until the service.
Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.