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Friday, November 13, 2015

Obituary - James Lee “Jim” Frost

The Funeral Service for Mr. Frost will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be at Hill and Son Funeral Home Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. preceding the service. Clergy for the service will be Marcus Cumpton. Interment will be in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri. The family suggests MEMORIAL donations may be made to Appleton City Cemetery or Trinity United Methodist Church.

James Lee “Jim” Frost, first son of Leo and Cleo (Bassett) Frost, entered into eternal rest, peacefully, at Ellett Memorial Hospital with his wife of 64 years at his side on November 12, 2015, reaching 84 years of age.

Jim was born September 24, 1931 in rural Bates County, where he attended Cumpton School until the eighth grade and then graduated from Appleton City High School in 1949.

Shortly after finishing his education, Jim met the love of his life, Wanda Frasure and they were married at her family home near Johnson City on July 29, 1951 by Rev. G.A. Moss. To this union three children were born: Danny, Kent, and Neil. He was a devoted father, who taught his sons many life lessons and practical skills.

Jim farmed row crops early in his married life, but mostly raised Hereford cattle. Before retiring, he always proved an active participant and long-time member of the Cattleman’s Association. While farming occupied much of his time, Mr. Frost became a widely sought after carpenter within the Appleton City community. Evidence of his skill and devotion to quality craftsmanship remain on display in the many homes he constructed in the local area. Jim further enjoyed building, repairing, and repurposing anything made of wood, especially cabinets. Apart from his long careers in agriculture and carpentry, Jim remained a devoted member of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, where he and his family attended until they moved to Appleton City.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Wanda; their sons, Danny Gene Frost (Penny), James Kent Frost (Kristie) and Neil Thomas Frost (Nancy); their grandchildren: James D. Frost (Tiffany), Jesse Lee Frost (Jenny), Lisa Duffey (Darrin), Natasha Frost, Kimberly Frost and Ashley Frost; their great-grandchildren: Stevie, Maycie, Emily, Silas, Phaedra and Chase; his sisters, Patty Markey and Bonnie Heiserman.