James “Jim” A. Werner, 91, of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully from this life and surrounded by his loving family, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.
He was born Aug. 23, 1931, the only son of the late Eugene and Mary (Schmidt) Werner in the forever home of his heart, Westphalia.
He was united in marriage to Yovetta (Wansing) Nov. 19, 1966, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City.
A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Jim attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Westphalia and graduated in 1949.
He worked as a supervisor for the Department of Social Services, Division of Data Processing for 43 years and retired in 1991.
Jim was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Church, the Holy Name Society, a Golden Eagle member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2693 of Jefferson City and a lifetime honorary member of Westphalia Knights of Columbus #1171.
His spirit of service was most easily seen in his 20 years volunteering for the Samaritan Center. Consistent with his passion for caring for others, he took great pride in playing an active role in his grandchildren’s lives and accomplishments. Jim had a lifelong love for the game of baseball and was a loyal St. Louis Cardinals fan. He loved the stars and stripes and flew the American flag every day at his home in honor of his country and family members who have served. Jim loved to travel and enjoyed going out with his Friday Night dinner club of friends. Getting together with family and friends meant the world to him and he always enjoyed a good joke or quip given his wry sense of humor.
Jim was preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Mary; sisters, Doris Schauwecker, Ruth Bocklage, Lillian Cavender and Rosie Mahon; andbrothers-in-law, Ambrose Bocklage and Dudley Cavendar.
He is survived by wife of 56 years, Yovetta; daughters, Kim Hudson and husband Mark of O’Fallon, Ill. and Gina Hankins and husband Matt of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Tanner and Taylor Hudson and Caleb, Connor and Cole Hankins; brother-in-law, Wayne Mahon; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery. The recorded funeral service may be viewed by visiting his obituary page at trimblefunerals.com.
Memorial contributions suggested to the Samaritan Center or Casey Luebbert Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes in Jefferson City.