James W. "Jim" Greenwell

November 9, 1924 ~ July 11, 2018 (age 93)

James W. “Jim” Greenwell, 93, of Quincy formerly of Mendon passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Jim was born on November 9, 1924 in Cooperstown  to the late Gilbert Wesley and Alice (Kiefer) Greenwell. He married Nellie A. Wells on July 11, 1945 in Mt. Sterling. Nellie passed away on August 29, 2011.

Jim served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corps. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.He retired in 1988 as an insurance agent for Country Companies Insurance Company. He was a member of the Ursa Christian Church, Mendon Masonic Lodge #449 and the Bear Creek American Legion. He loved to play golf, go fishing, camping and loved going to Florida to visit his extended family.

Surviving are; Doug (Karen) Greenwell of Quincy; grandchildren, Jennifer Brown of St.Peters, Mo., Bettsy (Matt) Leutkemeyer of Jefferson City, Mo., Gary (Dawn) Klossing of Republic, Mo., Kelly (Jared) McGriff-Culver of Downers Grove, Luke (Sarah) Greenwell of Bolingbrook, Josh (Kaleena) Greenwell of Blue Springs, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Brown, Wesley, Jacob and Maggie Leutkemeyer, Madisyn, Molly, Mylee and McKaelyn Klossing, Corin Greenwell, Donovan Humphrey, Jayce McGriff-Culver, Harper and Emmett Greenwell, Rylee Greenwell; Sister-in-law, Faye Greenwell of Quincy, one nephew, Randy Greenwell of Quincy and one niece, Lynn Barton of Belvider.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Klossing, two brothers, Clarence and William Greenwell and two special nephews, Tom and Bud Burrows.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the Ursa Christian Church with Pastor John Simpson officiating. Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. on Saturday at Hersman Cemetery in Mt Sterling. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the Ursa Christian Church. Memorials have been suggested to the 2x4’s for Hope, Ursa Christian Church or the Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund. You are invited to share memories of Jim and leave condolences at


Donations may be made to:

Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund
Quincy IL 62301

Ursa Christian Church
Ursa IL 62376

2X4's for Hope

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