Jim Noel, 74, of Leavenworth, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his home with his wife and family around him.

Jim Noel, 74, of Leavenworth, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his home with his wife and family around him.
Jim married Norma Jean Lane in August of 1962, when he was 18 and Norma was 15. They stayed married for 55 years until his death.  Jim and Norma had five children, four daughters, Julie Godfrey, Jamie Saldivar (Terry), Janice Van Parys (David), Geneva Rush (Robert); and one son, James M. Noel. Jim and Norma also have 11 grandchildren and many, many, great grandchildren.  
Jim was born March 5, 1946, in Leavenworth, the son of Mayetta and David Noel. Jim had seven brothers and sisters and is survived by David Noel (Carol), Bill Noel, Geneva Johnson and Mayetta Vandruff.
Jim worked in the heating/cooling/maintenance business all of his working years. During Jim’s retirement years, he focused on his family who he loved and adored.  He was a great family man and had a special relationship with Jesus Christ. Jim’s hobbies were his family and the study of the Bible.
Jim will be sorely missed by those whom he loved and loved him.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, May 22, 2017, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday after the visitation. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.