Jimmy Donahue Gilkey
Jimmy Donahue Gilkey, 80, of Concordia, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, July 9, 2018, at Concordia Baptist Cemetery in Concordia, with the Rev. Dan Hankins officiating. Pallbearers will be Ben Sassmann, Ryan Sassman, Brian Beard, Tim Beard and Corey Bartshe. The honorary pallbearer will be Brandon Gilkey. Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.
He was born on July 10, 1937 in Higginsville, the son of Elmer James and Hattie Mae (Booker) Gilkey, who preceded him in death. On June 22, 1963, he was united in marriage to Ruth Jean Heyer, who passed away April 8, 1988. Jimmy loved horses, hunting and fishing. He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed going to auctions.
Survivors include his four daughters, Donna Faught (Steve) of Higginsville, Bonnie Gilkey of Concordia, Connie Douglas of Cook Station, and Nancy Gilkey of Concordia; brother George “Mac” Gilkey of Higginsville; sisters Juanita Sue Capps of Higginsville and Sarah Phee of Independence; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers Robert Gilkey, Larry Joe Gilkey and Jerry Gilkey; sisters Judy Borgstadt, Betty Draper, Evelyn Hill, Helen Folsom, Margie Doak, Marie Andrews, Doris Dumas and Mary Lou Gassen; grandchild Casey Beard; and great-grandchild Anthony Gilkey.