James Michael Self 1949 - 2010 Lawrence
Mass of Christian Burial for James Michael Self, 60, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
He died Monday, July 5, 2010, at his home.
He was born July 24, 1949, in Herington, the son of Marvin and Darlene Will Self.
Mr. Self graduated from Topeka High School in 1967. He attended Kansas University.
He was a longtime employee, as an automotive technician, at Hafkemeyer Motors in Kansas City, Mo.
He was involved in various ministries at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and School. He helped with St. John’s Mexican Fiesta, fall dinners, fish fries, parish council and various other committees. He also helped KU School of Mechanical Engineering students with their race car projects.
He was a member of the KU Alumni Association, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and SCCA Association.
He married Julia Saenz on May 2, 1981, in Great Bend. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother; one son, James “Michael,” Lawrence; one daughter, Kathryn “Katie” Self, Lawrence; two brothers, Marvin and David, both of Topeka; one sister, Sue Hamilton, Knoxville, Tenn.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1993.
The family will greet friends at 6 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, and a rosary will start at 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Department or the KU School of Mechanical Engineering, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.