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James Love

June 22, 1945 — October 5, 2017

James  Boyd Love, 72, of Chillicothe, MO passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.

James was born June 22, 1945 in Gallatin, MO the son of Manford Nelson Love and Josephine Sharp Love. He attended Gallatin schools.

In 1965 he married Marilyn Sue McCoy at St. Columban’s Catholic Church in Chillicothe. She preceded him in death on September 14, 2006.

James worked as a leather cutter at Midwest Glove Factory in Chillicothe and as a line operator at Dura Automotive in Chillicothe.

He was a member of St. Columban’s Catholic Church.

James enjoyed woodworking, crafts and taking care of his yard, but most of all he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by a daughter, Lisa (Harold Jr.) Manning of Chillicothe; son Jason (Rhoda) Love of Leavenworth, KS; 3 grandchildren, Aaron (Samantha) Manning, Audrie Manning, and Kyler Manning all of Chillicothe; a great granddaughter, Bella Manning of Chillicothe; brother Galen (Judy) Love of Cameron, MO; 2 brothers-in-law Kevin (Brenda) McCoy of Lindsborg, KS, and Dennis McCoy of Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Jim Love may be made to the Grand River Multi- Purpose Center and left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe MO 64601. On line condolences may be left at

Burial will be at St. Columban’s Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe MO.

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