Overland Park, Kansas – Jim’s twinkly blue eyes faded peacefully after a 3.5 year battle with (GBM) brain cancer. His three simple missions in life: bring joy to others, enjoy the best food and love for his family.
Born in Wichita Falls, TX life took him to places all over-including high school in London (ASL). At 6′ 5″ he stood out in a crowd. A natural helper, Jim was the first to volunteer. He was known to charge a cookie, but a brownie was preferred.
A former NASDAQ Equity Trader of 17 yrs, he officed at The Kansas City Board of Trade until fateful 9/11. Jim joined Laura in residential real estate where they were multi-million-dollar producers. Jim is a former President of the Kansas City Securities Association, and past member of the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors, Nelson-Atkins Museum Society of Fellows & Carriage Club.
He leaves his wife, Laura, their children Polly, Jon, Max and Mollie. His mom Louise, sisters Barbara (Dennis) Tucker and Nancy (Ron) Boyle. His In-laws Pat Johnson, Diana (Dan) Abitz. Nieces & nephews Bren Boyle, Dave Barber Jr, Jessie Hanley, Austin Abitz & Jenny Abitz.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Jim or the entire family personally. We’ve stayed connected and communicated in a variety of ways. Know that Jim was an incredible human being – and relative of Caroline through marriage.
Before leaving on assignment I did have the pleasure of communicating my condolences with Laura, Jim’s wife. He was a valient warrior fighting for 3 years with brain cancer. I wish I could have hugged this joyful man and will stay in touch with the entire family. Laura responded with the biggest compliment I could receive.
“Jim was so happy to connect with you and Caroline Mytinger’s life, books and works. She looked so much like a younger version of his mother who is related by marriage which always surprised us. Thank you for including, educating and sharing with us your research and journey. You are a Mytinger to us!”
Sincere condolences to the Mytinger Family.