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Memorial Service

Calvary Lutheran Church
Saturday April 30th, 2022

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Jimmy Kurt McLain


Jimmy K. McLain, age 66, of Council Grove, Kansas, passed away April 23, 2022, at his family home after his short courageous battle with cancer. 

Jimmy was born October 3, 1955, in Manhattan, KS, to John and June McLain. He married Christine Reynolds and they had three children.  Jimmy retired from ExxonMobil after 40 years of dedication.

He was preceded in death by his father John McLain and sister Julie Abernathy.  

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife Christine, of the home; daughter Amber Swink of Council Grove; two sons Anthony McLain (Christie) of El Dorado and Kurt McLain (Jessa) of Stillwater, OK; mother June McLain and sister Janet (Ted) of Council Grove; grandchildren Natalie, Colby, Jackson and Molly; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jimmy was deeply loved; he will be sadly missed and remain forever in our hearts.


A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, April 30th, at Calvary Lutheran Church.  Following the service, the family will gather at the Hays House for food and fellowship, to share stories and memories of Jimmy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church and sent in care of Sawyer Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.sawyerchapel.com.

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Christine and family, thank you for sharing your precious memories of Jimmy with us in the video. He was such a great guy, one of a kind.

Lou Madden Apr 29 2022 9:45 AM

Christine, thinking of you, your children, and grandchildren during this difficult time. Jim was such a great guy, full of life!! I know he will be greatly missed by all who loved him!
You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Lerilee Huhman Apr 28 2022 7:38 PM

Dear Chris and family I’m so sorry to hear about Jim I know it’s been ages since I’ve been in contact I kind of know how you feel Craig passed away in 2013 I just kind of lost touch I’m so sorry to hear that your family had to go through this it’s not an easy thing I pray For you that you can have strength to carry-on I know that Jim would want you to be happy I’m so sorry sending my love and prayers Rhonda Batty

Rhonda Batty Apr 27 2022 5:54 PM

Oh Chris. I’m so sorry to hear this. If you need anything let me know. Will miss him

Jimmie Bright Apr 27 2022 1:32 PM

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I have some sweet memories of you all when we were hanging in Utah. Love and prayers for comfort as you miss your dear one. Your friend Penny Harrison.

Penny Harrison Apr 27 2022 12:48 PM

Prayers for your sweet family. So many wonderful memories with you all.


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Ashley Culp-McKiddy Apr 27 2022 11:52 AM