- July 8, 2016
- Greenwood, Indiana
of James' Passing
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“Mary Kay and girls, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We had some good times while working with DNR. We spent many an hour poring over inn...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Betty (Higgins) Feaster
“MK introduced me to Jim (aka "What's his name?" - in her always playful way) when we crossed paths at work. He was a great guy. Soft-spoken, kind,...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: John Lucich
“Uncle Jim will always be the uncle that could play a mean game of euchre and make you laugh while going alone. He was a guardian of the family in...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Charles, Robin, and Emma Gill
“Heather and I were saddened to hear the passing of Jim. We are happy for him now that he lives with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. We had the...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Heather and Bryan Hollingsworth
“Jim, was an outstanding DNR Auditor and was someone you could always count on when you needed information about Audit issues. I felt blessed that I...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Patrick R. Ralston
“Mary Kay and family,Love to you from Horton Place. May Jim's many beautiful moments with you remain in your heart forever.
6 of 15 | Posted by: Dean Everett - Chicago, IL
“Jim was a good high school friend. We were in the same class at Southport and attended the Soutport Presbyterian Church together, being very active...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry Caldwell
“So sorry to lose an old friend even if you haven't seen them for a long time. Mary Kay & Jim were great friends of all my family and Jim will missed...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Pat Rayl
“Dear Mary Kay, I am so sorry to read about Jim's passing. I know how much you loved him, but you are blessed with many years of happy memories and...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Myrna Nisenbaum
“Please know that we grieve with you in your loss. We wish we could give you a great big, holy hug! To hear Mary Kay's voice and heart during our...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Roger Weir
“We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
11 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Paquette
“Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your love one. Charles Russell, Director & Staff
12 of 15 | Posted by: johnson county Veterans Affairs Office
“Mary Kay so sorry to hear about your husband but you have all those wonderful memories that the two of you made together. I will keep you in my...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Margie Lawson
“Jim hired me in 1985 as his first secretary for Internal Audit. Jim said he hired me because "I was mature". I never let him live it down for calling...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Lambert
“I came to know Jim while working together in the DNR. Jim was an unbiased auditor whose work was always exemplary. I remember Jim best for his...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Larry and Faye Sloan - Anderson, IN
James "Jim" Alan Liverett, 69, died July 8, 2016. He was born to Elwyn M. and Helen E. Liverett (Naftzger) in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 12, 1947. He married Mary Kay Loos on August 28, 1977.
He is survived by wife Mary Kay; daughters Ruth (Charles) Haas, Sarah (Jake) Thompson, and Eve (Debbie – friend of family) Liverett; grandchildren Charles Haas III, Jarrett Haas, Elizabeth Haas, Cooper Thompson, and Nora Thompson; sister Connie Estep; and brothers Bill and Tom Liverett. Jim was preceded in death by his sister Pat Loy.
Jim was a life-long resident of the Greenwood area, graduated from Southport High School in 1965, and Milligan College in 1971 with a Business Administration degree. He went on to serve in the United States Army as a special agent in Germany before being honorably discharged in 1974. Jim attained the rank of corporal, was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, and was an M16 Sharpshooter.
Jim worked for 31 years for the State of Indiana as an auditor, first for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and then continued on for the Indiana State Museum. He retired in August in 2010, and was awarded a commemorative State Historic Site Flag from Lanier Mansion.
Jim's faith guided him throughout his life, first as a member of the Southport Presbyterian Church, then the Greenwood Presbyterian Church, next at Southport Presbyterian EPC, and followed by his membership at Connection Pointe Christian Church in Brownsburg. He served at the Southport Presbyterian EPC as a deacon, and the military ministry coordinator. Jim was a deacon, elder and clerk of session while attending Greenwood Presbyterian.
Jim's patriotism spread into his activities as he was a member of Greenwood's American Legion Post 252. He presided over 219 funerals since March 2010 as a member of the Legion's Honor Guard. Jim was also a member of the Alliance, Ohio Marlboro Volunteers Inc., a group dedicated to military history and education programs that volunteer in parades and for reenactments. He traveled in style riding in his Deuce and a Half and also drove a 1946 Willys Jeep.
Jim loved to travel with family and visited many destinations, both in the United States and abroad, and was known for making scrumptious egg sandwiches to travel with. He loved onions, more than most.
Jim, who was possibly the king of dad jokes, also knew how to turn a phrase and kept those closest to him smiling and laughing. When asked "How are you feeling," he'd respond, "With my fingers." When questioned if he "Was going to get his hair cut," he'd reply, "I'm not going to get my hair cut, I'm going to get them all cut." Even when at the doctor and they'd come to take his vitals, Jim would retort "You can read them, but you can't take them." Ruth, Sarah and Eve would all attest, nothing happened "on accident," and many a response when the girls queried how he was doing ended with "peachy keen."
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory in Greenwood with service at 7 p.m.
Committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday July 15th at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.
The family requests in lieu of flower donations be made to the American Brain Tumor Association and the American Legion Post 252 Honor Guard