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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Obituary - James "Jim" Lee Gaug

James “Jim” Lee Gaug, 71, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. 

Memorial services are currently pending. Memorial donations are suggested to KU Medical Center – Diabetes Center. A private family burial will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Jim was born November 15, 1949 in Harrisonville, Missouri to Elmer M. Gaug and Winifred (Gresham) Gaug. Jim was a graduate of Harrisonville High School. Jim married Jo Ann Van Gorkin in 1967 and to this union were born two children: Belinda and James Bradley Gaug. In 2002, Jim married Brenda Richardson. He was a dry wall contractor and self-employed sheet rock and construction worker most of his life. Jim enjoyed motorcycles and truck pulling.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Belinda Gaug; and brother-in-law, Darrel Cowan. He is survived by his son, James Bradley of Harrisonville, MO; brother, Elmer M. Gaug, Jr. (Martha) of Meadville, MO; sister, Alma Cowan of Raymore, MO; nephew, John Gaug (Shelby) and family of Vandalia, MO; two nieces: Ruth Berends (David) and family of Peculiar, MO, and Mary Ann Taylor (Tim) and family of Ft. Worth, TX; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and two step-daughters.