James R. Yetter, 81, of Liberty, Mo., passed away November 17, 2021 in Liberty, Mo. Mr. Yetter was born April 1, 1940 in Oregon, Mo. Jim enjoyed many years in Industrial Sales. He was an active member and supporter of Liberty United Methodist Church. He raised his family in Liberty, Mo., and was active in the Lion’s Club during that time.
He later moved to the Lake of the Ozarks with his wife, Wanda, where they owned and operated several Subway stores and was active in the Rotary and the Methodist church of Laurie, Mo. Jim and Wanda returned to the Kearney/Liberty area where Jim enjoyed transporting students to school and various events as a transportation driver for Liberty Public Schools. Jim and Wanda also enjoyed several years traveling the country in their motor home and meeting many new friends. After Wanda passed, Jim moved to Liberty and became active again with LUMC and the Methodist Men and in recent years he was very active with the Never Alone Ministry in Kansas City, Mo., and enjoyed the new relationships he gained during this time. He also drove cars for Randy Reed and made many good friends while working there. Jim was a friend to many and never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Yetter; parents, John and Beulah Yetter; and his brother, Derril Yetter.
Survivors include his daughter, Kim (John) Kytasaari and granddaughter, Mackenzie Kytasaari; his son, Bryan (Jill) Yetter and grandchildren, Hailey, Emma, and Joseph Yetter.
Memorial services to be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to:
c/o Vickie McGiffin
1512 Wellington Way
Liberty, MO 64068
Our Sincere Condolences
I’m sorry for your loss. I usually would see Jim at the New Point Alumni banquet and enjoyed talking to him. Our families were neighbors near New Point into the 60’s. My brother lives in the house and owns the farm Jim grew up on.
We met Jim Jetter when he became a driver for Randy Reed GMC. Jim immediately became friends with all the guys. When covid limited their driving Phil called Jim at least once a week to catch up. Jim was always ready to talk and had something interesting to share. Phil continued calling weekly until a few days before Jim’s death. Jim is greatly missed by the drivers at Randy Reed GMC many of who plan on attending his Celebration of Life.
Phil and Gingdt Bohachick